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FAM7.A Child maltreatment: Rate of substantiated maltreatment reports of children ages 0–17 by selected characteristics, 1998–2011

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(Substantiated maltreatment reports per 1,000 children ages 0–17)
Characteristic 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007a 2008a 2009a 2010a 2011a
Totals 12.9 11.8 12.2 12.5 12.3 12.2 12.0 12.1 12.1 10.6 10.3 10.1 10.0 9.9
Gender
Male 11.4 11.7 11.5 11.5 11.3 11.3 11.4 10.0 9.7 9.5 9.5 9.4
Female 12.9 13.2 13.0 12.9 12.7 12.7 12.7 11.2 10.8 10.6 10.5 10.4
Race and Hispanic originb
White, non-Hispanic 10.7 10.9 10.9 11.0 10.9 10.8 10.7 9.1 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.6
Black, non-Hispanic 21.5 21.8 20.8 20.7 20.1 19.5 19.8 16.7 16.6 16.1 15.6 15.4
American Indian or Alaska Native 20.5 26.5 21.8 21.5 16.5 16.5 15.9 14.1 13.9 12.8 12.0 12.4
Asian 2.0 3.7 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.1 2.0 1.7
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 21.7 20.7 18.6 18.6 18.0 16.1 14.3 13.6 11.6 11.6 11.4 8.8
Two or more races 12.3 11.1 13.0 12.9 14.5 15.0 15.4 14.0 13.8 12.1 13.0 10.5
Hispanic 10.2 10.3 8.2 10.2 10.1 10.7 10.8 10.3 9.8 9.3 9.5 9.2
Age
Ages 0–3 15.7 16.1 16.1 16.1 16.0 16.5 16.8 15.0 14.7 14.6 14.7 15.5
Age <1 21.6 21.7 22.0 23.4 23.9 22.0 21.7 21.3 21.4 22.6
Ages 1–3 14.2 14.2 13.9 14.1 14.2 12.6 12.3 12.4 12.5 13.1
Ages 4–7 13.4 13.8 13.6 13.7 13.5 13.5 13.5 11.6 11.0 10.7 10.6 10.8
Ages 8–11 11.8 12.2 11.9 11.6 11.1 10.9 10.8 9.4 9.2 8.8 8.7 8.3
Ages 12–15 10.4 10.8 10.7 10.6 10.3 10.2 10.2 8.7 8.4 8.2 7.9 7.5
Ages 16–17 5.8 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.4 5.1
— Not available.
a Data since 2007 are not directly comparable with prior years as differences may be partially attributed to changes in one state’s procedures for determination of maltreatment.
b The revised 1997 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards were used for Race and Hispanic origin, where respondents could choose one or more of five racial groups: White, Black or African American, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaska Native. Those reporting more than one race were classified as “Two or more races.” In addition, data on race and Hispanic origin are collected separately, but are combined for reporting. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
NOTE: The count of child victims is based on the number of investigations or assessments by Child Protective Services that found the child to be a victim of one or more types of maltreatment. The count of victims is, therefore, a report-based count and is a “duplicated count,” because an individual child may have been maltreated more than once. Substantiated maltreatment includes the dispositions of substantiated, indicated, or alternative response victim. Rates are based on the number of states submitting data to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) each year; states include the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Not all states report in all years. Rates from 1998 to 1999 are based on aggregated data submitted by states; rates from 2000 to present are based on case-level data submitted by the states. The reporting year changed in 2003 from the calendar year to the Federal fiscal year. Additional technical notes are available in the annual reports entitled Child Maltreatment. These reports are available on the Internet at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/research-data-technology/statistics-research/child-maltreatment.
SOURCE: Administration for Children and Families, National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System.