Child abuse rate in the U.S. - victims by age 2018

This statistic shows the child abuse rate in the United States in 2018, by age. In 2018, the child abuse rate for children aged less than a year stood at 26.7, indicating that 26.7 out of every 1,000 newborn children in the U.S. were victims of child maltreatment.

Child abuse rate in the United States in 2018, by age of the victim

Age in yearsRate per 1,000 children
Less than a year26.7
1 11.8
2 11
3 10.3
4 9.8
5 9.7
6 9.2
7 8.9
8 8.7
9 8.4
10 7.9
11 7.3
12 7
13 6.8
14 6.6
15 6.5
16 5.6
17 3.7
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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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