Child abuse rate in the U.S. - victims by race/ethnicity 2017

Child abuse rate in the U.S. in 2017, by race/ethnicity of the victim

by Statista Research Department, last edited Apr 29, 2019
Child abuse rate in the U.S. - victims by race/ethnicity 2017 This statistic shows the child abuse rate in the U.S. in 2017, by race/ethnicity . In 2017, the child abuse rate for children of Hispanic origin was at 8.0, indicating 8 out of 1,000 Hispanic children in the U.S. suffered from some sort of abuse.
Child abuse in the U.S.

The child abuse rate in the United States is highest among American Indian or Alaska Native victims with a rate of 14.3 cases per 1,000 children. It is most common among children between two to five years of age, with about 166,400 cases reported in 2017. Child abuse cases are fairly evenly distributed between girls and boys . However, more boys than girls were victims of abuse resulting in death. The most common type of maltreatment was neglect, with about 504,500 cases in the country, followed by physical abuse with 123,000. Child abuse is often reported by teachers, law enforcement officers, or social service providers. In the large majority of cases, the perpetrators of abuse were a parent of the victim.
Risk factors, such as teen pregnancy, violent crime, and poverty that are associated with abuse and neglect have been found to be quite high in the United States in comparison to other countries.
Show more

Child abuse rate in the U.S. in 2017, by race/ethnicity of the victim

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format
Child abuse in the U.S.
Child abuse in the U.S.

All Information
in one Presentation

Child abuse in the U.S.

Everything On "Child abuse in the U.S." in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "Child abuse in the U.S."
  • Overview
  • Child abuse
The most important statistics
  • Fatalities
  • Preventive services
  • Lifetime costs
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.