Child abuse in the U.S. - average lifetime costs per victim 2010, by source

This statistic shows the average lifetime costs per victim that can arise in being a victim of nonfatal child maltreatment in the U.S. as of 2010, by source of cost. The average costs totaled to about 210 thousand U.S. dollars per victim. About 8,000 U.S. dollars are spent on special education.

Average lifetime costs per victim of nonfatal child maltreatment in the U.S. as of 2010, by source of cost

Source of costsAverage costs in U.S. dollars
Productivity losses144,360
Short-term health care costs32,648
Long-term health care costs10,530
Special education costs7,999
Child welfare costs7,728
Criminal justice costs6,747
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Sources

Release date

February 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

2010

Supplementary notes

Data are discounted at 3 percent.

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