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Child Maltreatment 2014

Published: January 25, 2016
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 2014.

Tables are available in CSV format with Data Definitions

Table of Contents

Letter from the Acting Assistant Secretary and Commissioner

Acknowledgements

Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • 25 Years of States Reporting CPS Data to NCANDS
  • Background of NCANDS
  • Future Reporting to NCANDS
  • Annual Data Collection Process
  • NCANDS as a Resource
  • Structure of the Report

Chapter 2: Reports

  • Screening
  • Investigations and Alternative Responses
  • Report Sources
  • CPS Response Time
  • CPS Workforce and Caseload
  • Exhibit and Table Notes
Graphic of Child Maltreatment 2014 Cover

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Chapter 3: Children

  • Alternative Response
  • Unique and Duplicate Counts
  • Special Focus on Children With Known Ages: Age Groups
  • Children Who Received an Investigation or Alternative Response
  • Special Focus on Children With Known Ages: Children Who Received an Investigation or Alternative Response By Age Group
  • Children Who Received an Investigation or Alternative Response by Disposition
  • Number of Child Victims
  • Child Victim Demographics
  • Special Focus on Children With Known Ages: Child Victims by Age Group
  • Special Focus on Children With Known Ages: Child Victims by Age Group and Sex
  • Maltreatment Types
  • Risk Factors
  • Perpetrator Relationship
  • Federal Standards and Performance Measures
  • Exhibit and Table Notes

Chapter 4: Fatalities

  • Number of Child Fatalities
  • Special Focus on Children With Known Ages: Age Groups
  • Child Fatality Demographics
  • Special Focus on Children With Known Ages: Child Fatalities by Age Group
  • Special Focus on Children With Known Ages: Child Fatalities by Age Group and Sex
  • Maltreatment Types
  • Perpetrator Relationship
  • Risk Factors
  • Prior CPS Contact
  • Exhibit and Table Notes

Chapter 5: Perpetrators

  • Number of Perpetrators
  • Perpetrator Demographics
  • Perpetrator Relationship
  • Exhibit and Table Notes

Chapter 6: Services

  • Prevention Services
  • Postresponse Services
  • History of Receiving Services
  • Exhibit and Table Notes

Appendix A: Required CAPTA Data Items

Appendix B: Glossary

Appendix C: State Characteristics

Appendix D: State Commentary

 

Last Reviewed: September 20, 2017