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Child Maltreatment 2013

Published: January 15, 2015
Categories:
Statistics
Topics:
Child Abuse & Neglect, Child Maltreatment

This report presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the United States during federal fiscal year 2013.

Tables are available in Excel

Table of Contents


Letter from the Associate Commissioner

Acknowledgements

Summary

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

Chapter 2: Reports
Screening
Investigations and Alternative Responses
Policy Discussions: Screening by States’ Statutes
Report Sources
CPS Response Time
CPS Workforce and Caseload
Exhibit and Table Notes
 
Chapter 3: Children
Alternative Response
Unique and Duplicate Counts
Children Who Received an Investigation or Alternative Response
Children Who Received an Investigation or Alternative Response by Disposition
Number of Child Victims
Policy Discussions: Victimization Rates by States’ Statutes
Child Victim Demographics
Maltreatment Types
Risk Factors
Perpetrator Relationship
Federal Standards and Performance Measures
Exhibit and Table Notes

Chapter 4: Fatalities
Number of Child Fatalities
Child Fatality Demographics
Maltreatment Types
Perpetrator Relationship
Risk Factors
Prior CPS Contact
Exhibit and Table Notes

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

Chapter 6: Services
Prevention Services
Postresponse Services
History of Receiving Services
Exhibit and Table Notes

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

Reports on National Statistics
Capacity Building Activities
The Future of NCANDS and Suggestions for Future Research

Appendix A: Required CAPTA Data Items

Appendix B: Glossary

Appendix C: State Characteristics

Appendix D: State Commentary

Endnotes

Child Maltreatment 2013 Cover

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Last Reviewed: June 15, 2015