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

Child abuse in the U.S. - number of fatalities 2016, by sex This statistic shows the number of child fatalities due to abuse or maltreatment in the U.S. in 2016, by sex of victim. In 2016, around 597 girls died due to abuse.
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Boys848
Girls597
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Boys848
Girls597
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This statistic shows the number of child fatalities due to abuse or maltreatment in the U.S. in 2016, by sex of victim. In 2016, around 597 girls died due to abuse.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
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.
Numbers shown here are based on reports of 45 out of 52 U.S. states.

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