Number of child abuse victims who received foster care in the U.S. in 2016, by state

Child abuse in the U.S. - victims who received foster care 2016, by state This statistic shows the number of child abuse victims who received foster care and in-home post-response services in the U.S. in 2016, by state. In 2016, around 1,653 children in Alabama received foster care.
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Number of children
California25,770
Florida13,803
Texas11,880
Indiana10,974
Arizona5,624
Georgia5,403
Ohio5,327
Massachusetts5,207
Michigan5,197
Oregon4,008
Louisiana3,013
South Carolina2,751
Minnesota2,331
Arkansas2,268
Mississippi2,221
Nevada2,209
Washington2,139
Oklahoma2,108
New Jersey2,055
Iowa2,044
Missouri1,994
Wisonsin1,952
Colorado1,756
Montana1,679
Alabama1,653
Tennessee1,507
West Virginia1,474
Connecticut1,471
Nebraska1,451
Illinois1,447
New Mexico1,380
Virginia1,225
Utah1,217
Idaho937
Kentucky834
Maryland747
Hawaii739
South Dakota684
Maine600
Rhode Island562
Wyoming483
New Hampshire387
District of Columbia347
North Dakota313
Kansas246
Delaware158
Alaska152
Vermont139
Number of children
California25,770
Florida13,803
Texas11,880
Indiana10,974
Arizona5,624
Georgia5,403
Ohio5,327
Massachusetts5,207
Michigan5,197
Oregon4,008
Louisiana3,013
South Carolina2,751
Minnesota2,331
Arkansas2,268
Mississippi2,221
Nevada2,209
Washington2,139
Oklahoma2,108
New Jersey2,055
Iowa2,044
Missouri1,994
Wisonsin1,952
Colorado1,756
Montana1,679
Alabama1,653
Tennessee1,507
West Virginia1,474
Connecticut1,471
Nebraska1,451
Illinois1,447
New Mexico1,380
Virginia1,225
Utah1,217
Idaho937
Kentucky834
Maryland747
Hawaii739
South Dakota684
Maine600
Rhode Island562
Wyoming483
New Hampshire387
District of Columbia347
North Dakota313
Kansas246
Delaware158
Alaska152
Vermont139
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This statistic shows the number of child abuse victims who received foster care and in-home post-response services in the U.S. in 2016, by state. In 2016, around 1,653 children in Alabama received foster care.
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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 New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania.

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