|Child Maltreatment Report Available
Child Maltreatment 2015 presents an aggregate view of child abuse and neglect in the United States based on State-level data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS). 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 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.
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.