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Statistics and Quick Facts:
Child Abuse

Federal Bureau of Investigation. Uniform Crime Reports

Child Welfare Outcomes Data Site

Administration for Children and Families-Statistics and Research

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

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

Fourth National Incidence Study on Child Abuse and Neglect: 2001-2009
The NIS studies are designed to estimate 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 framework 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

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

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

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.

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

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

Hockenberry, S., & Puzzanchera, C. (2017). Juvenile Court Statistics 2014. 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.


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