Total number of cases of child abuse in the U.S. from 1990 to 2010

Child abuse in the U.S. - total number of reported cases 1990-2010 This statistic shows the number of cases of child abuse in the U.S. from 1990 to 2010. In 1990, about 690,658 cases were reported.
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Number of child abuse cases
1990690,658
2000864,837
2001904,666
2002897,168
2003893,296
2004876,937
2005900,642
2006885,681
2007760,863
2008773,792
2009762,940
2010753,655
Number of child abuse cases
1990690,658
2000864,837
2001904,666
2002897,168
2003893,296
2004876,937
2005900,642
2006885,681
2007760,863
2008773,792
2009762,940
2010753,655
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This statistic shows the number of cases of child abuse in the U.S. from 1990 to 2010. In 1990, about 690,658 cases were reported.
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Release date
December 2011
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2010
Supplementary notes
Based on State submissions to National Child Absuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) of alleged child abuse and neglect. NCANDS collects case level data on children who received child protective services response in the form of an investigative or alternative response. Each state has its own definition of child abuse and neglect based on standards set by federal law. Child abuse is defined as any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation; or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk or serious harm.
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