Child abuse in the U.S. - total lifetime costs as of 2010, by source

This statistic shows the total lifetime costs of all victims of fatal child maltreatment in the U.S. as of 2010, by source of cost. The costs totaled to about 124 billion U.S. dollars. About 19 billion U.S. dollars were spent on short-term health care.

Total lifetime costs of fatal and nonfatal child maltreatment in the U.S. as of 2010, by source of cost

Source of costs for nonfatal maltreatment, fatal costs in bracketsAverage costs in million U.S. dollars
Productivity losses83,584.44
Short-term health care costs18,903.19
Long-term health care costs6,096.87
Special education costs4,631.42
Child welfare losses4,474.51
Criminal justice losses3,906.51
(Fatal) medical costs2,190.31
(Fatal) productivity losses24.53
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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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