Child Abuse & Neglect Statistics
These resources present statistics and data on the different types of abuse and neglect as well as the abuse and neglect of children with disabilities, abuse and neglect in out-of-home care, recurrence, and fatalities.
Because time is needed to compile, analyze, and publish data, statistical publications often are released 2 or more years after the time period being analyzed. Information Gateway makes every effort to ensure the resources provided are the most current statistics available.
- National and State statistics
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Abuse and neglect of children with disabilities
- Abuse and neglect in out-of-home care
- State and local examples
|Child Maltreatment 2012|
|Author(s):||United States. Children's Bureau.
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|Year Published:||2013 - 264 pages|
|This report summarizes child abuse statistics submitted by states to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) during 2012. The data are presented in aggregate and by state, and trends are reported when available. Topics include sources of reports; time for response; victimization rates; types of maltreatment; age, race and gender of victims; age and gender of perpetrators; relationship of perpetrators to the victim; number of child fatalities; types of services provided; and additional research related to child maltreatment. During FFY 2012, an estimated 686,000 children in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico were ...|
Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families
Provides updated estimates of the incidence of child abuse and neglect in the United States based on data collected in 2005 and 2006. The study measures changes in estimates from earlier studies and examines the incidence of child maltreatment in relation to various subgroups defined by the child's characteristics and family or household characteristics. This website includes the Report to Congress and other supplementary reports from the NIS-4.