Number of child fatalities due to abuse or maltreatment in the U.S. in 2016, by age of victim

Child abuse in the U.S. - number of fatalities 2016, by age This statistic shows the number of child fatalities due to abuse or maltreatment in the U.S. in 2016, by age. In 2016, total 643 children that were less than a year old died due to abuse.
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Age in yearsNumber of victims
Less than a year643
1204
2166
3100
468
541
636
720
820
920
1027
1118
1211
1311
1413
1511
1615
1721
Other*2
Age in yearsNumber of victims
Less than a year643
1204
2166
3100
468
541
636
720
820
920
1027
1118
1211
1311
1413
1511
1615
1721
Other*2
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This statistic shows the number of child fatalities due to abuse or maltreatment in the U.S. in 2016, by age. In 2016, total 643 children that were less than a year old died due to abuse.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
* 18 to 21, unborn, unknown.
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.
Numbers shown here are based on reports of 44 out of 52 U.S. states.

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