Child Maltreatment 2015 is now available from the Administration for Children & Families, Department of Health & Human Services. Based on State-level data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), this 26th edition of the Child Maltreatment series presents an aggregate view of child abuse and neglect in the United States. The 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 non victims were reported with this caregiver risk factor. For reporting States, 25.4 percent of victims and 8.1 percent of non victims 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.