Number of child abuse victims in the U.S. in 2015, by perpetrator relationship

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Relationship to childNumber of victims
Mother257,409
Father132,738
Mother and father129,837
Mother and Nonparent(s)43,347
Relative (male)19,139
Other17,114
Partner of parent (male)16,882
Relative (female)10,524
More than one nonparental perpetrator6,964
Father and Nonparent(s)6,828
Mother, Father, and Nonparent6,036
Friend and neighbor4,254
Child daycare provider2,208
Partner of parent (female)2,032
Legal guardian1,473
Foster parent1,424
Other professional1,083
Group home and residential facility staff517

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This statistic shows the number of child abuse victims in the U.S. in 2015, by perpetrator relationship. In 2015, about 129,837 children in the U.S. were abused by both their mother and father.
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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.

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