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Child Maltreatment 2001

Published: December 31, 2001
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This is a historical document.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 2001.

Table of Contents

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Letter from the Associate Commissioner

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Background of NCANDS
  • Annual Data Collection Process
  • Highlights of Findings
  • Structure of the Report

Chapter 2:Reports

  • Screening of Referrals
  • Report Sources
  • Response Time from Report to Investigation
  • Investigated Reports
  • CPS Workforce and Workload
  • Supplementary Tables

Chapter 3: Victims

  • Victimization Rates
  • Types of Maltreatment
  • Sex and Age of Victims
  • Race and Ethnicity of Victims
  • Child Maltreatment Recurrence
  • Supplementary Tables

Chapter 4: Perpetrators

  • Characteristics of Perpetrators
  • Victims in Relation to Their Perpetrators
  • Supplementary Tables

Chapter 5: Fatalities

  • Number of Child Fatalities
  • Fatalities by Age and Sex
  • Parental Status of Perpetrators
  • Fatalities by Type of Maltreatment
  • Fatalities by Prior Contact with CPS
  • Supplementary Tables

Chapter 6: Services

  • Preventive Services
  • Postinvestigation Services
  • Factors Influencing the Receipt of Services
  • Supplementary Tables

Chapter 7: Additional Research Activities Related to NCANDS

  • Research Conducted by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Research Conducted by Other Federal Agencies and Departments
  • Research Conducted by Other Organizations
  • Suggestions for Future Research

Appendix A: Required CAPTA Data Items

Appendix B: Glossary

Appendix C: Data Submissions and CAF Data Elements

Appendix D: State Commentary

Appendix E: Reader Survey