Number of unique victims of child abuse in the U.S. in 2015, by state

Child abuse in the U.S. - reported victims by state 2015 This statistic shows the number of unique victims of child abuse in the U.S. in 2015, by state. In 2015, about 8,466 unique victims of child abuse were reported in Alabama.
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Number of cases
California 72,000
New York 66,676
Texas 63,781
Florida 43,775
Michigan 34,729
Massachusetts 31,089
Illinois 29,993
Georgia 26,952
Indiana 26,397
Ohio 23,006
Kentucky 18,897
South Carolina 14,856
Oklahoma 14,449
Louisiana 12,631
Arizona 11,955
Tennessee 11,362
Oregon 10,428
Colorado 10,100
New Jersey 9,689
Utah 9,569
Arkansas 9,204
Mississippi 8,730
New Mexico 8,701
Alabama 8,466
Iowa 7,877
North Carolina 7,857
Connecticut 6,970
Puerto Rico 6,950
Maryland 6,790
Virginia 6,112
Washington 5,894
Missouri 5,699
Minnesota 5,120
Nevada 4,953
West Virginia 4,857
Wisconsin 4,840
Pennsylvania 3,855
Nebraska 3,483
Maine 3,372
Rhode Island 3,183
Alaska 2,898
Kansas 1,992
Montana 1,868
North Dakota 1,760
Idaho 1,623
Delaware 1,538
Hawaii 1,506
District of Columbia 1,348
South Dakota 1,073
Wyoming 968
Vermont 921
New Hampshire 745
Number of cases
California 72,000
New York 66,676
Texas 63,781
Florida 43,775
Michigan 34,729
Massachusetts 31,089
Illinois 29,993
Georgia 26,952
Indiana 26,397
Ohio 23,006
Kentucky 18,897
South Carolina 14,856
Oklahoma 14,449
Louisiana 12,631
Arizona 11,955
Tennessee 11,362
Oregon 10,428
Colorado 10,100
New Jersey 9,689
Utah 9,569
Arkansas 9,204
Mississippi 8,730
New Mexico 8,701
Alabama 8,466
Iowa 7,877
North Carolina 7,857
Connecticut 6,970
Puerto Rico 6,950
Maryland 6,790
Virginia 6,112
Washington 5,894
Missouri 5,699
Minnesota 5,120
Nevada 4,953
West Virginia 4,857
Wisconsin 4,840
Pennsylvania 3,855
Nebraska 3,483
Maine 3,372
Rhode Island 3,183
Alaska 2,898
Kansas 1,992
Montana 1,868
North Dakota 1,760
Idaho 1,623
Delaware 1,538
Hawaii 1,506
District of Columbia 1,348
South Dakota 1,073
Wyoming 968
Vermont 921
New Hampshire 745

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This statistic shows the number of unique victims of child abuse in the U.S. in 2015, by state. In 2015, about 8,466 unique victims of child abuse were reported in Alabama.
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Release date
January 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2015
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.
Idaho did not report this year.

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