Child abuse in the U.S. - number of victims by race/ethnicity 2018

This statistic shows the number of victims of child abuse in the United States in 2018, by race/ethnicity. In 2018, about 149,789 children of Hispanic origin were reported to be abused in the United States.

Number of child abuse cases in the United States in 2018, by race/ethnicity of the victim

Number of child abuse cases
White295,606
Hispanic149,789
African-American136,915
Multiple race34,548
Unknown34,150
American Indian or Alaska Native9,323
Asian6,088
Pacific Islander1,368
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Sources

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Based on State submissions to National Child Abuse 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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