Number of child abuse victims seeing court action taken in the U.S. in 2015, by state

Child abuse in the U.S. - victims who saw court action taken 2015, by state This statistic shows the number of child abuse victims who saw court action taken against abusers in the U.S. in 2015, by state. In 2015, total 1,020 children in Alaska saw court action taken against their abusers.
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Number of children
California27,579
Indiana19,185
Florida16,012
Texas11,316
Massachusetts6,761
Arizona6,344
Michigan6,213
Ohio5,849
Georgia5,787
Kentucky3,881
Louisiana3,533
Oklahoma3,473
Iowa3,442
Oregon3,286
Nevada2,822
South Carolina2,782
Arkansas2,375
Washington2,308
Connecticut2,283
Colorado2,267
Minnesota2,028
New Jersey2,021
Utah1,945
Missouri1,941
Nebraska1,620
New Mexico1,422
Virginia1,365
West Virginia1,224
Montana1,190
Maryland1,138
Alaska1,020
Rhode Island1,011
Idaho993
Hawaii952
Kansas917
Wisconsin492
New Hampshire448
District of Columbia308
North Dakota288
Wyoming286
Vermont281
Delaware259
New York-
North Carolina-
Number of children
California27,579
Indiana19,185
Florida16,012
Texas11,316
Massachusetts6,761
Arizona6,344
Michigan6,213
Ohio5,849
Georgia5,787
Kentucky3,881
Louisiana3,533
Oklahoma3,473
Iowa3,442
Oregon3,286
Nevada2,822
South Carolina2,782
Arkansas2,375
Washington2,308
Connecticut2,283
Colorado2,267
Minnesota2,028
New Jersey2,021
Utah1,945
Missouri1,941
Nebraska1,620
New Mexico1,422
Virginia1,365
West Virginia1,224
Montana1,190
Maryland1,138
Alaska1,020
Rhode Island1,011
Idaho993
Hawaii952
Kansas917
Wisconsin492
New Hampshire448
District of Columbia308
North Dakota288
Wyoming286
Vermont281
Delaware259
New York-
North Carolina-

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This statistic shows the number of child abuse victims who saw court action taken against abusers in the U.S. in 2015, by state. In 2015, total 1,020 children in Alaska saw court action taken against their abusers.
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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 Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota,

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