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Child Maltreatment 2018

Published: January 15, 2020
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 2018.

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
  • New 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
  • Number of Child Victims
  • Child Victim Demographics
  • Maltreatment Types
  • 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

Chapter 7: Special Focus

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Reporting Sex Trafficking Data to NCANDS
  • Number and Demographics of Victims of Sex Trafficking
  • Victims of Sex Trafficking by Relationship to Their Perpetrators
  • Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure
  • Reporting Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure Data to NCANDS
  • Number of Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure
  • Screened-in Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure Who Received an Investigation or Alternative Response by Disposition
  • Screened-in Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure Who Have a Plan of Safe Care
  • Screened-in Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure Who Have a Referral to Appropriate Services
  • Exhibit and Table Notes

Appendix A: CAPTA Data Items

Appendix B: Glossary

Appendix C: State Characteristics

Appendix D: State Commentary

Last Reviewed: January 15, 2019