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11 Statistics Everyone Should Know

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3. Sixty percent of nursing home residents never have visitors. More than 50% of nursing home residents have no close relatives, and 46% have no living children.

4. One woman dies every hour in India because of dowry-related crimes. Each year, thousands of young Indian women are doused with gasoline and burned to death because the groom or his family felt the dowry was inadequate.

5. Twenty-seven million people are being held in modern-day slavery across the world, including 1 million children who are exploited by the sex trade.

8. Approximately 1.6 million children will experience homelessness over the course of a year. In any given day, researchers estimate that more than 200,000 children have no place to live.

11. Since the epidemic of HIV/AIDS, more than 60 million people have contracted the illness, and over 30 million have died from an HIV-related cause.

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