Number of child abuse victims seeing court action taken in the U.S. in 2016, by state

Child abuse in the U.S. - victims who saw court action taken 2016, by state This statistic shows the number of child abuse victims who saw court action taken against abusers in the U.S. in 2016, by state. In 2016, total 26,010 children in California saw court action taken against their abusers.
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Number of children
California26,010
Indiana21,992
Florida16,599
Texas11,943
Massachusetts7,507
Ohio6,036
Michigan5,915
Georgia5,403
Arizona5,402
Oklahoma4,293
Kentucky4,036
Oregon3,910
Iowa3,623
Louisiana3,050
Connecticut2,924
South Carolina2,904
Nevada2,769
Arkansas2,576
Colorado2,540
Minnesota2,409
Utah2,144
Washington2,128
Missouri2,001
Montana1,908
Nebraska1,806
New Jersey1,760
West Virginia1,500
New Mexico1,383
Virginia1,328
Maryland1,239
Idaho1,140
Kansas977
Hawaii969
Rhode Island933
Wisconsin564
New Hampshire552
Wyoming460
North Dakota324
Delaware291
District of Columbia274
Vermont202
Number of children
California26,010
Indiana21,992
Florida16,599
Texas11,943
Massachusetts7,507
Ohio6,036
Michigan5,915
Georgia5,403
Arizona5,402
Oklahoma4,293
Kentucky4,036
Oregon3,910
Iowa3,623
Louisiana3,050
Connecticut2,924
South Carolina2,904
Nevada2,769
Arkansas2,576
Colorado2,540
Minnesota2,409
Utah2,144
Washington2,128
Missouri2,001
Montana1,908
Nebraska1,806
New Jersey1,760
West Virginia1,500
New Mexico1,383
Virginia1,328
Maryland1,239
Idaho1,140
Kansas977
Hawaii969
Rhode Island933
Wisconsin564
New Hampshire552
Wyoming460
North Dakota324
Delaware291
District of Columbia274
Vermont202
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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 2016, by state. In 2016, total 26,010 children in California saw court action taken against their abusers.
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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.
There is no data available for Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Maine, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Tennessee.

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