Number of unique victims of child abuse in the U.S. in 2016, by state

Child abuse in the U.S. - reported victims by state 2016 This statistic shows the number of unique victims of child abuse in the U.S. in 2016, by state. In 2016, about 10,157 unique victims of child abuse were reported in Alabama.
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Number of cases
California 68,663
New York 65,123
Texas 57,374
Florida 41,894
Michigan 37,293
Massachusetts 32,093
Illinois 29,059
Indiana 28,430
Ohio 23,635
Georgia 21,635
Kentucky 20,010
South Carolina 17,331
Oklahoma 14,308
Oregon 11,851
Louisiana 11,289
Colorado 11,226
Arizona 10,841
Mississippi 10,179
Alabama 10,157
Arkansas 9,707
Tennessee 9,665
Utah 9,614
Iowa 8,555
New Jersey 8,264
Minnesota 7,941
Connecticut 7,803
New Mexico 7,526
North Carolina 7,134
Maryland 6,993
Virginia 5,941
West Virginia 5,938
Missouri 5,481
Nevada 4,891
Wisconsin 4,822
Washington 4,725
Pennsylvania 4,355
Maine 3,446
Alaska 3,142
Montana 3,116
Rhode Island 2,955
Nebraska 2,783
Kansas 2,403
Idaho 1,847
North Dakota 1,805
Delaware 1,572
Hawaii 1,491
District of Columbia 1,366
South Dakota 1,246
Wyoming 977
New Hampshire 905
Vermont 822
Number of cases
California 68,663
New York 65,123
Texas 57,374
Florida 41,894
Michigan 37,293
Massachusetts 32,093
Illinois 29,059
Indiana 28,430
Ohio 23,635
Georgia 21,635
Kentucky 20,010
South Carolina 17,331
Oklahoma 14,308
Oregon 11,851
Louisiana 11,289
Colorado 11,226
Arizona 10,841
Mississippi 10,179
Alabama 10,157
Arkansas 9,707
Tennessee 9,665
Utah 9,614
Iowa 8,555
New Jersey 8,264
Minnesota 7,941
Connecticut 7,803
New Mexico 7,526
North Carolina 7,134
Maryland 6,993
Virginia 5,941
West Virginia 5,938
Missouri 5,481
Nevada 4,891
Wisconsin 4,822
Washington 4,725
Pennsylvania 4,355
Maine 3,446
Alaska 3,142
Montana 3,116
Rhode Island 2,955
Nebraska 2,783
Kansas 2,403
Idaho 1,847
North Dakota 1,805
Delaware 1,572
Hawaii 1,491
District of Columbia 1,366
South Dakota 1,246
Wyoming 977
New Hampshire 905
Vermont 822
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This statistic shows the number of unique victims of child abuse in the U.S. in 2016, by state. In 2016, about 10,157 unique victims of child abuse were reported in Alabama.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
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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