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Child Maltreatment 2017

Published: January 28, 2019
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 2017.

Tables are available in CSV format with Data Definitions

Table of Contents

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Letter from the Associate Commissioner

Acknowledgements

Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction

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

Chapter 2: Reports

  • Screening
  • 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
  • Children by Age Group and Report Source
  • Number of Child Victims
  • Child Victim Demographics
  • Maltreatment Types
  • Risk Factors
  • Caregiver Risk Factors
  • Special Focus on Victims With Alcohol and Drug Abuse Child Risk Factors
  • Perpetrator Relationship
  • Exhibit and Table Notes

Chapter 4: Fatalities

  • Number of Child Fatalities
  • Child Fatality Demographics
  • Maltreatment Types
  • Risk Factors
  • Perpetrator Relationship
  • 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
  • Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Exhibit and Table Notes

Appendix A: CAPTA Data Items

Appendix B: Glossary

Appendix C: State Characteristics

Appendix D: State Commentary

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Last Reviewed: March 1, 2019