Child abuse in the U.S. - perpetrators by type of maltreatment and sex 2013

This statistic shows the number of perpetrators in child abuse cases in the U.S. in 2013, by type of maltreatment and sex. In 2013, 4,662 female perpetrators in child abuse cases abused their victims sexually.

Number of perpetrators in child abuse cases in the U.S. in 2013, by type of maltreatment and sex

MenWomenUnknown
Medical neglect1,7635,70234
Psychological maltreatment14,9009,57174
Sexual abuse47,4964,6621,956
Physical abuse43,28342,1271,926
Neglect204,891350,0623,441
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Sources

Release date

January 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013

Supplementary notes

A perpetrator is defined as a person who was determined to have caused or knowingly allowed the maltreatment of a child.

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.

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