Child abuse in the U.S. - victims who received foster care, by state 2018

This statistic shows the number of child abuse victims who received foster care and in-home post-response services in the United States in 2018, by state. In 2018, around 2,061 children in Alabama received foster care.

Number of child abuse victims who received foster care in the United States in 2018, by state

Number of children
California 23,340
Texas 13,431
Florida 12,893
Indiana 9,455
Arizona 7,069
Ohio 6,408
Illinois 5,446
Michigan 5,212
Massachusetts 4,538
Oregon 3,567
Georgia 3,267
South Carolina 3,245
Iowa 2,805
Louisiana 2,660
Minnesota 2,444
West Virginia 2,351
Oklahoma 2,308
Nevada 2,288
Wisconsin2,066
Alabama 2,061
Washington 2,045
Missouri 2,018
Montana 1,862
Tennessee 1,851
Colorado 1,677
Arkansas 1,657
Mississippi 1,601
New Jersey 1,448
Virginia 1,373
Kentucky 1,370
Connecticut 1,312
Utah 1,207
New Mexico 1,086
Nebraska 1,043
Idaho 960
Maryland 918
Rhode Island 863
Maine 831
South Dakota 741
Alaska 632
Hawaii 629
Wyoming 523
New Hampshire 512
North Dakota 452
Kansas 332
District of Columbia 290
Puerto Rico 277
Vermont 174
Delaware 168
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Sources

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

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 New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

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