Daily Update January 31, 2017

Correction: 
Child Maltreatment 2015 Is Now Live!

From Child Welfare Information Gateway

This message includes the correct 2015 child maltreatment rate of 2.25 per 100,000, correcting an earlier message stating a rate of 2.23 per 100,000.

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Child Maltreatment 2015 Is Now Live!

Based on State-level data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), Child Maltreatment 2015 presents an aggregate view of child abuse and neglect in the United States. This resource includes information on the reports made to child protective services (CPS), the children involved in CPS cases, child fatalities, perpetrators of child abuse and neglect, and available services.

 Highlights from Child Maltreatment 2015 include the following:

  • Neglect was the most common type of child maltreatment in 2015, which 75.3 percent of victims experienced.
  • For States able to report on the alcohol abuse caregiver risk factor, 10.3 percent of victims and 5.5 percent of nonvictims were reported with this caregiver risk factor. For reporting States, 25.4 percent of victims and 8.1 percent of nonvictims were reported with the drug abuse caregiver risk factor.
  • For 2015, an estimated 1,670 children died of abuse and neglect at a rate of 2.25 deaths per 100,000.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released this report as the 26th in a series designed to collect and analyze State child abuse and neglect statistics. The Child Maltreatment series is used to assess the efficacy of Federal programs and inform researches, practitioners, and advocates around the world.

The full Child Maltreatment 2015 report is available to view and download on the Children's Bureau website, along with access to archived Child Maltreatment reports 1995–2014.

Your feedback is important. Be sure to let us know how we're doing by taking our survey!  For more information, visit our website, email us at info@childwelfare.gov, or call us toll-free at 1.800.394.3366

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