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Child Maltreatment 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau 2013. 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 determined to be victims of abuse or neglect. Nationally, 78.3 percent of victims experienced neglect, 18.3 percent were physically abused, and 9.3 percent were sexually abused. For FFY 2010, an estimated 1,593 children died due to child abuse or neglect -- a rate of 2.20 children per 100,000 in the national population. Numerous tables and figures.

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Child Maltreatment 2012