FAM7.A Child maltreatment: Rate of substantiated maltreatment of children ages 0–17 by selected characteristics, 2008–2015

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(Victimization rate per 1,000 children ages 0–17)
Characteristic 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total 9.3 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.8 8.8 9.1 9.2
Gender
Male 8.7 8.4 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.7 8.8
Female 9.7 9.4 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.4 9.6
Race and Hispanic origina
White, non-Hispanic 7.7 7.3 7.6 7.6 7.7 7.3 8.1 8.1
Black, non-Hispanic 15.2 14.1 13.6 13.7 13.6 13.3 14.4 14.5
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 11.9 10.8 10.7 11.0 11.9 11.7 12.6 13.8
Asian, non-Hispanic 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.7
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 10.2 10.5 9.4 8.2 8.3 7.6 8.4 8.8
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 10.3 10.7 9.2 9.5 9.7 10.2 10.4 10.4
Hispanic 8.9 8.2 8.2 8.4 8.2 8.2 8.7 8.4
Age
Ages 0–3 13.2 12.9 13.8 13.6 13.7 13.8 14.3 14.5
Age < 1 20.1 19.1 20.7 20.3 21.1 22.3 23.5 24.2
Ages 1–3 10.9 10.8 11.6 11.4 11.3 11.0 11.2 11.3
Ages 4–7 9.7 9.4 9.6 9.4 9.7 9.9 10.2 10.2
Ages 8–11 8.2 7.8 7.6 7.3 7.4 7.3 7.6 7.7
Ages 12–15 7.6 7.4 7.0 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.6 6.7
Ages 16–17 5.1 5.1 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.5
a The revised 1997 U.S. Office of Management and Budget 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 data in this table are rates of maltreatment based on investigations and assessments by Child Protective Services that found the child to be a victim of one or more types of maltreatment. The rates are based on unique counts of victims of maltreatment. A unique count includes each child only one time regardless of the number of times the child was determined to be a victim. Maltreatment includes the dispositions of substantiated or indicated. This is not comparable to child maltreatment estimates in previous editions of America's Children, which were based on duplicated rather than unduplicated counts, and also included alternative response victims as maltreated. Data may include state resubmissions and may not match previously published data. 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. The number of states reporting may vary slightly from year to year, and not all states report in all years. 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.
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