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FAM7.B Child maltreatment: Percentage of substantiated maltreatment of children ages 0–17 by maltreatment type and age, 2015

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Characteristic Physical abuse Neglect Medical neglect Sexual abuse Psychological abuse Other abuse Unknown
Overall 17.2 75.3 2.2 8.4 6.2 6.9 0.0
Age
Ages 0–3 15.8 81.9 2.6 1.3 4.6 7.8 0.0
Age < 1 19.6 79.3 3.1 0.4 3.2 7.7 0.0
Ages 1–3 13.1 83.8 2.2 2.0 5.5 7.9 0.0
Ages 4–7 16.4 76.9 1.7 7.2 6.5 7.0 0.0
Ages 8–11 17.5 73.0 1.9 10.4 7.5 6.7 0.0
Ages 12–15 19.6 65.6 2.5 18.8 7.4 5.9 0.0
Ages 16–17 20.7 65.0 2.6 18.7 6.6 5.6 0.0
Unknown or missing 24.4 65.7 2.9 9.4 16.8 5.2 0.1
NOTE: Based on data from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The data in this table are rates of victimization based on the number of investigations and assessments by Child Protective Services that found the child to be a victim of one or more types of maltreatment. This is a duplicated count of maltreatments, based on a unique count of victims. This is a change from prior years when a child was counted each time the child was determined to be a victim. Rows total to more than 100 percent because a single child may be the victim of multiple kinds of maltreatment. Substantiated maltreatment includes the dispositions of substantiated or indicated. This is a change from prior years when substantiated maltreatment included dispositions of substantiated, indicated, and alternative response victim. States vary in their definition of abuse and neglect. The category of unknown includes unborn, missing data, and children older than age 17. 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.