Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics: State and Local Examples
The following resources present States' efforts to collect and analyze data on child abuse and neglect.
Children's Justice Act Task Force Child Neglect Study: Final Report and Strategic Plan (PDF - 788 KB)
Kaufmann, Morgaine, & Nelson (2005)
Includes findings about the incidence of child neglect from an Oregon study that consisted of five components: a statewide assessment, review of national literature and practices, synthesis of State and national findings, development of a strategic plan, and the web-based publication of all results and products.
Data Snapshot: Child Abuse and Neglect (PDF - 330 KB)
DC Kids Count & DC Action for Children (2011)
Discusses factors contributing to the rate of child abuse and neglect in the District of Columbia, how poverty affects the maltreatment rate, the effects that child deaths resulting from abuse and neglect have on the child welfare system, and how the Child and Family Services Administration is addressing these issues.
Epidemiologic Features of the Physical and Sexual Maltreatment of Children in the Carolinas (PDF - 75 KB)
Theodore, Chang, Runyan, Hunter, & Bangdiwala
Pediatrics, 115, 2005
Determines the incidence of physical and sexual abuse through maternal surveys in North and South Carolina. Results indicate that maternal reports of behaviors considered abusive occur 40 times more frequently than official statistics.
Frequently Encountered Families (PDF - 391 KB)
Reports on families frequently encountered by the child welfare system in Minnesota and compares the use of differential response to more traditional approaches.
Healthy Start of Oregon, Annual Report on Maltreatment Prevention 2006-07 (PDF - 503 KB)
Green, Lambarth, Tarte, & Snoddy (2008)
Reports on the prevalence of child maltreatment using data collected by Oregon's Healthy Start program.
New York Prevalence Study of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (PDF - 363 KB)
Gragg, Petta, Bernstein, Eisen, & Quinn (2007)
Examines the prevalence of sexually exploited children in New York and the types of programs needed to address this issue.