Child abuse in the U.S. - children with a caregiver risk factor 2018

This statistic shows the number of children with a caregiver risk factor in the United States in 2018, by type. In 2018, about 110,649 children in the U.S. had a drug abuse caregiver risk factor.

Number of children with a caregiver risk factor in the United States in 2018, by type

Number of victims
Drug abuse risk factor110,649
Alcohol abuse risk factor38,776
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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.

Only 30 states reported data for alcohol abuse caregiver risk factor, 35 states for drug abuse caregiver risk factor, 30 states for financial problem caregiver risk factor, and 36 states for domestic violence caregiver risk factor.

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