Statistics and Quick Facts: Child Abuse

National Children's Advocacy Center (2016). Economic Impact of Child Abuse-Infographic. Huntsvillle, AL: Author. 

Harrell, E. (2015). Crime Against Persons With Disabilities, 2009–2013 - Statistical Tables. Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Harrell, E. (2016). Crime Against Persons With Disabilities, 2009–2014 - Statistical Tables. Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Sickmund, M., & Puzzanchera, C. (Eds.) (2014). Juvenile offenders and victims: 2014 National report. Pittsburgh, PA: National Center for Juvenile Justice.

The Perryman Group. (2014). Suffer the Little Children: An Assessment of the Economic Cost of Child Maltreatment. Waco, TX: Author.

Langton, L., & Sinozich, S. (2014). Rape and sexual assault among college-age females, 1995-2013. Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Berzofsky, M., Couzens, L., Harrell, E., Langton, L., Smiley-McDonald, H. (2014). Household Poverty And Nonfatal Violent Victimization, 2008–2012. Washington, DC: Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. NCJ 248384

Robers, S., Kemp, J., Rathbun, A., and Morgan, R.E. (2014). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2013 (NCES 2014-042/NCJ 243299). National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, and Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC.

Finkelhor, D., Shattuck, A., Turner, H. A., & Hamby, S. L. (2014). The lifetime prevalence of child sexual abuse and sexual assault assessed in late adolescence. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Harrell, E. (2014). Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009–2012 - Statistical Tables. Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics. 

Puzzanchera, C. (2013). Juvenile Arrests 2011. Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series. Washington DC: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Townsend, C., & Rheingold, A. A. (2013). Estimating a child sexual abuse prevalence rate for practitioners: A review of child sexual abuse prevalence studies. Charleston, SC: Darkness to Light

Child Welfare Information Gateway (2013). Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities 2011: Statistics and Interventions. 11p.

Sedlak, A. J., McPherson, K. S., & Basena, M. (2013). Nature and risk of victimization: Findings from the survey of youth in residential placement. Juvenile Justice Bulletin, May. Washington, DC: OJJDP. NCJ  240703. 16p.

Alabama Department of Human Resources (2013). Summary Data of NCANDS,2011-2012.

 Planty, M., Langton, L., Krebs, C., Berzofsky, M., & Smiley-McDonald, H. (2013). Female victims of sexual violence, 1994-2010. Bureau of Justice Statistics.  NIJ 240655 16p.

 Medina, S. P., Sell, K., Kavanagh, J., Curtis, C., & Wood, J. N. (2012). Tracking child abuse & neglect: The role of multiple data sources in improving child safety. Philadelphia: PolicyLab Center to Bridge Research, Practice & Policy. 12 p.

National Center for Victims of Crime (2012). Child Victimization.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data.

FBI (2012). Uniform Crime Reports: Crime in the United States 2011-Murder Victims by Age and Weapon

Harrell, E. (2012).  Violent Victimization Committed by Strangers, 1993-2010. Bureau of Justice Statistics. NCJ 239424. 19p.

Harrell, E. (2012). Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2011-Statistical Tables. Bureau of Justice Statistics. NCJ 240299.  22p.

Child Fatalities from Maltreatment: National Data could be Strengthened. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Human Resources, Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives (2011). 9p

Federal Bureau of Investigation. Uniform Crime Reports . The UCR Program publishes on this site statistics most commonly requested by data users.

Bureau of Justice Statistics. 

Beck, A. J., Cantor, D., Hartge, J., & Smith, T. (2013). Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2012. Bureau of Justice Statistics. NCJ #241708. 65p.

Snyder, T., & Truman, J. (2013). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012. Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics. NCJ 341446. 211 p.

Truman, J. L., Langton, L., & Planty, M. (2013). Criminal Victimization, 2012. Bureau of Justice Statistics. NCJ 243389. 17p.

Truman, J. L., & Planty, M. (2012). Criminal Victimization, 2011. Bureau of Justice Statistics. NCJ #239437. 20p.

Truman, J. L., & Smith, E. L. (2012).  Prevalence of Violent Crime Among Households with Children, 1993-2010. Bureau of Justice Statistics. 18p.

Alabama Department of Forensic Science (2012). Child Death Statistics: Alabama 2008-2011

Langston, L., Bersofsky, M., Krebs, C., & Smiley-McDonald, H. (2012). Special Report-National Crime Victimization Survey:  Victimizations not Reported to the Police, 2006-2010. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 18p.

ChildTrends Databank (2013). The Child Indicator. 14(1), 9p.

Child Welfare Outcomes Data Site
This new website makes the latest Child Welfare Outcomes data available for you to view in a variety of ways according to your needs. Child Welfare Outcomes data for 2006 through 2009 are currently available. The site features a custom report builder which allows users to select the specific State(s), data, and data years that they would like to view. It also allows users to select the format in which they would like their data displayed: graph, table, or map outputs. Users also have the capability to compare data across States.

Child Maltreatment 2015

This report is based on federal fiscal year 2015 data submitted by 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Child Maltreatment, 2014

This report is based on federal fiscal year 2014 data submitted by 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Child Maltreatment, 2013

This report is based on federal fiscal year 2013 data submitted by 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 

Child Maltreatment, 2012

The data are submitted voluntarily by the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The first report from NCANDS was based on data for 1990. This report for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2012 data is the 23rd issuance of this annual publication. This Child Maltreatment 2012 report presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to CPS agencies in the United States during Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2012.

Child Maltreatment, 2011

This Child Maltreatment 2011 report presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to CPS agencies in the United States during Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2011. The data were collected and analyzed through the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), which is an initiative of the Children’s Bureau. 

Child Maltreatment, 2010

This Child Maltreatment 2010 report presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to CPS agencies in the United States during Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2010. The data were collected and analyzed through the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), which is an initiative of the Children’s Bureau.  

Child Maltreatment, 2009
Child Maltreatment 2009 presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to CPS agencies in the United States during Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2009. The data were collected and analyzed through the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), which is supported by the Children’s Bureau.

Child Maltreatment, 2008
The most recent annual report from the Children's Bureau detailing incidence of abuse and mortality, as well as perpetrators, provided by states to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System from their child protective service records.

Child Maltreatment, 2007
Annual report from the Children's Bureau detailing incidence of abuse and mortality, as well as perpetrators, provided by states to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System from their child protective service records.

Child Maltreatment 2007, Summary of Key Findings
This factsheet presents excerpts from Child Maltreatment 2007, a report based on data submissions by State child protective services (CPS) agencies for Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2007.

Administration for Children and Families-Statistics and Research
The Children's Bureau provides state and national data on adoption and foster care, child abuse and neglect, and child welfare. The Children's Bureau also funds research in collaboration with other organizations.

Third National Incidence Study on Child Abuse and Neglect: Executive Summary
A concise summary of the results of the congressionally mandated Third National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-3) completed in 1988. The NIS-3 findings are based on a nationally representative sample of over 5,600 professionals in 842 agencies serving 42 counties.

Fourth National Incidence Study on Child Abuse and Neglect: 2001-2009
The NIS studies are designed to estmate broadly the incidence of child maltreatment in the United States by including both cases that are reported to the authorities as well as those that are not. A unique contribution of the NIS has been the use of a common definitional framwork for classifying children according to types of maltreatment as well as the severity of maltreatment. Key demographic characteristics of maltreated children and their families are also collected, which enables the provision of information about which children are most at risk.

National Data Analysis System – Child Abuse and Neglect
Provides access to states' child welfare and related data for the most recent years available. Data pertain to children who are reported as maltreated to child welfare agencies and the estimated two million children who are referred for investigation each year. Users of NDAS can develop their own tables and graphs for a state or group of states in a single year or across years.

National Data Analysis System - Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities
Child abuse and neglect fatalities represent the deaths of children and are often the focus of attention to determine if child welfare systems and communities are working effectively to protect children. The data accessible here pertains to children who have died at the hands of their caretakers.

National Crime Victimization Survey-Criminal Victimization 2008
Reports violent and property crime rates for 2007 and 2008 including percent changes.

Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey.
This Bulletin discusses the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), the most comprehensive nationwide survey of the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence to date, sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. October, 2009.

Juvenile Court Statistics 2009
Puzzanchera, Charles, Benjamin Adams, and Sarah Hockenberry. 2012. Juvenile Court Statistics 2009. Pittsburgh, PA: National Center for Juvenile Justice.

 

Shadoin, A. L., Magnuson, S. N., Overman, L. B., Formby, J. P., & Shao, L. (2005). Cost-Benefit analysis of community responses to child maltreatment: A comparison of communities with and without child advocacy centers. Huntsville, AL: National Children’s Advocacy Center.

Shadoin, A. L., Magnuson, S. N., Overman, L. B., Formby, J. P., & Shao, L. (2005). Executive Summary: Cost-Benefit analysis of community responses to child maltreatment: A comparison of communities with and without child advocacy centers. Huntsville, AL: National Children’s Advocacy Center. 

Harrell,E. (2015). Crime Against Persons With Disabilities, 2009–2013 - Statistical Tables. Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics