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Child abuse in the U.S. - victims who saw court action taken, by state 2018

This statistic shows the number of child abuse victims who saw court action taken against their abusers in the United States in 2018, by state. In 2018, a total of 25,467 children in California saw court action taken against their abusers.

Number of child abuse victims seeing court action taken in the United States in 2018, by state

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Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

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.

There is no data available for Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Colorado, and Tennessee.

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