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Child Maltreatment 2009

Published: December 31, 2009
Child Maltreatment

This is a historical document. Use for research and reference purposes only.

This report presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the United States during federal fiscal year 2009.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Introduction
Background of NCANDS
Annual Data Collection Process
NCANDS as a Resource
Structure of the Report

Chapter 2: Reports
Screening of Referrals
Report Sources
Report Dispositions
CPS Response Time
CPS Workforce and Caseload
Tables and Notes
Chapter 3: Children
Children Who Were Subjects of a Report
Number of Child Victims
First-Time Victims
Perpetrator Relationship
Child Victim Demographics
Maltreatment Types
Risk Factors
Maltreatment in Foster Care
Tables and Notes

Chapter 4: Fatalities
Number of Child Fatalities
Child Fatality Demographics
Perpetrator Relationship
Maltreatment Types
Prior CPS Contact of Child Fatalities
Tables and Notes

Chapter 5: Perpetrators
Number of Perpetrators
Perpetrator Demographics
Perpetrator Relationship
Maltreatment Types
Tables and Notes

Chapter 6: Services
Preventive Services
Postresponse Services
In-Home Services
Children Who Were Removed From Home
History of CPS Services
Tables and Notes

Chapter 7: Reports, Research, and
Capacity Building Activities
Related to Child Maltreatment

Reports on National Statistics
Research on Child Maltreatment
Capacity Building Initiatives
Suggestions for Future Research

Appendix A: Required CAPTA Data Items

Appendix B: Glossary

Appendix C: Data Submission and Data Elements

Appendix D: State Commentary


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Last Reviewed: June 15, 2015