Number of child abuse victims who received foster care in the U.S. in 2015, by state

Child abuse in the U.S. - victims who received foster care 2015, 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 2015, by state. In 2015, around 1,399 children in Alabama received foster care.
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Number of children
California26,811
Florida13,643
Texas11,223
Indiana9,441
Arizona7,059
Georgia5,787
Michigan5,501
Ohio5,040
Oklahoma4,832
Massachusetts4,744
Illinois4,526
Louisiana3,468
Oregon3,379
South Carolina2,625
New Jersey2,372
Washington2,366
Nevada2,247
Iowa1,980
Tennessee1,959
Arkansas1,948
Missouri1,925
Wisonsin1,869
Minnesota1,788
Mississippi1,703
Colorado1,451
Nebraska1,449
New Mexico1,436
Alabama1,399
Virginia1,255
West Virginia1,201
Utah1,134
Connecticut1,118
Montana1,040
Alaska1,020
Idaho801
Puerto Rico798
Kentucky778
Maryland750
Hawaii717
Rhode Island688
Maine597
South Dakota560
District of Columbia385
Wyoming344
North Dakota282
New Hampshire278
Vermont197
Kansas178
Delaware170
Number of children
California26,811
Florida13,643
Texas11,223
Indiana9,441
Arizona7,059
Georgia5,787
Michigan5,501
Ohio5,040
Oklahoma4,832
Massachusetts4,744
Illinois4,526
Louisiana3,468
Oregon3,379
South Carolina2,625
New Jersey2,372
Washington2,366
Nevada2,247
Iowa1,980
Tennessee1,959
Arkansas1,948
Missouri1,925
Wisonsin1,869
Minnesota1,788
Mississippi1,703
Colorado1,451
Nebraska1,449
New Mexico1,436
Alabama1,399
Virginia1,255
West Virginia1,201
Utah1,134
Connecticut1,118
Montana1,040
Alaska1,020
Idaho801
Puerto Rico798
Kentucky778
Maryland750
Hawaii717
Rhode Island688
Maine597
South Dakota560
District of Columbia385
Wyoming344
North Dakota282
New Hampshire278
Vermont197
Kansas178
Delaware170

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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 2015, by state. In 2015, around 1,399 children in Alabama received foster care.
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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 New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania.

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