Raising public awareness about child fatalities can help communities acquire the additional resources and supports needed to protect vulnerable children and prevent future deaths. In this section, find statistics on child fatalities due to maltreatment as well as research on risk factors and perpetrator characteristics.
Abuse/Neglect Related Texas Child Fatality Investigations
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Provides configured data in charts and graphs for child fatality investigations in the State of Texas.
National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention
Illustrates data on child abuse and neglect to help improve child maltreatment fatality reviews.
Child Fatalities Indicated as Abuse and Neglect by DSS
South Carolina Department of Social Services (2020)
Raises awareness about child fatalities in South Carolina attributed to abuse and neglect. The resource provides information on the factors surrounding child fatalities as well as information on the Department of Social Service's activities for various cases.
Child Fatality Prevention
Florida Department of Children and Families (2019)
Computes data by year and county, child's age, causal factors, and prior involvement with child welfare with the intention of working to meet the needs within the community and to protect at-risk youth and prevent future deaths. The data are also used to improve child welfare practice and assist at-risk families.
Colorado Child Fatality Prevention System (CFPS) Data Dashboard
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Provides counts, rates, and circumstance data on the leading causes and circumstances of child fatality for all jurisdictions across Colorado and summarizes some of the most frequently requested data available from the system.
Infant, Child, and Teen Mortality
Child Trends (2020)
Utilizes data from across the nation to show trends of the direct cause of a child's death in order to design and test promising approaches to research in the field.