Number of child fatalities due to abuse in the U.S. in 2015, by state

Child abuse in the U.S. - number of fatalities 2015, by state This statistic shows the number of child fatalities due to abuse or maltreatment in the U.S. in 2015, by state. In 2015, total 162 child fatalities occurred in Texas.
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Texas 162
Florida124
California122
Georgia113
New York 108
Michigan 83
Illinois77
Ohio 74
Virginia 54
Arizona51
Arkansas40
Louisiana39
Missouri 35
Mississippi 35
Indiana34
Pennsylvania 34
Tennessee 32
Oklahoma 31
Maryland28
Washington 27
Oregon 27
New Jersey 23
South Carolina 23
Colorado19
Wisconsin 17
Minnesota 17
Kentucky16
New Mexico 14
Nevada 13
Alabama 13
Iowa12
Connecticut11
South Dakota 11
West Virginia 9
Kansas8
Puerto Rico 7
Idaho6
Utah 6
Alaska5
Hawaii4
New Hampshire 4
District of Columbia3
North Dakota 3
Vermont 3
Nebraska 3
Montana 2
Wyoming 2
Delaware1
Rhode Island 0
Number of victims
Texas 162
Florida124
California122
Georgia113
New York 108
Michigan 83
Illinois77
Ohio 74
Virginia 54
Arizona51
Arkansas40
Louisiana39
Missouri 35
Mississippi 35
Indiana34
Pennsylvania 34
Tennessee 32
Oklahoma 31
Maryland28
Washington 27
Oregon 27
New Jersey 23
South Carolina 23
Colorado19
Wisconsin 17
Minnesota 17
Kentucky16
New Mexico 14
Nevada 13
Alabama 13
Iowa12
Connecticut11
South Dakota 11
West Virginia 9
Kansas8
Puerto Rico 7
Idaho6
Utah 6
Alaska5
Hawaii4
New Hampshire 4
District of Columbia3
North Dakota 3
Vermont 3
Nebraska 3
Montana 2
Wyoming 2
Delaware1
Rhode Island 0

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This statistic shows the number of child fatalities due to abuse or maltreatment in the U.S. in 2015, by state. In 2015, total 162 child fatalities occurred in Texas.
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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.
There is no data available for Massachusetts and Maine.

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