Number of child fatalities due to abuse or maltreatment in the U.S. from 2007 to 2017
Child abuse in the U.S. - number of fatalities 2007-2017
This statistic shows the number of child fatalities due to abuse or maltreatment in the U.S. from 2007 to 2017. In 2017, about 1,688 children died due to abuse.
Number of child fatalities due to abuse or maltreatment in the U.S. from 2007 to 2017
Number of victims
20171,688
20161,699
20151,589
20141,588
20131,551
20121,621
20111,575
20101,563
20091,685
20081,666
20071,608
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Sources

Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2007 to 2017

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.

Numbers shown here are based on reports of 49-51 out of 52 U.S. states.
Data for years 2007 to 2012 has been taken from previous releases.

Child abuse in the U.S. - number of fatalities 2007-2017
This statistic shows the number of child fatalities due to abuse or maltreatment in the U.S. from 2007 to 2017. In 2017, about 1,688 children died due to abuse.
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