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Title: Child Maltreatment 2010
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
United States of America
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 246
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Sale Source: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These data on child maltreatment reported by U.S. States and Territories for 2010 consist of case-level data on the characteristics of screened-in referrals (reports) of child abuse and neglect made to child protection services (CPS) agencies, including the characteristics of the children involved, the types of maltreatment alleged, CPS dispositions, the risk factors for the child and the caregivers, the services provided, and perpetrator profiles.
Abstract: During Federal fiscal year 2010, 3.3 million referrals for child abuse and/or neglect were estimated. These cases involved the alleged maltreatment of approximately 5.9 million children. Of these referrals, 45 States reported counts of both screened-in and screened-out referrals. Based on these data, 60.7 percent were screened in, with a range of 25.2 to 98.7 percent among the States, and 39.3 percent were screened out, with a range of 1.3 to 74.8 percent among the States. Of the nearly 2 million reports that were screened in and received a CPS response, 90.3 percent received an investigation response, and 9.7 percent received an alternative response. Of the 1,793,724 reports that received an investigation, 436,321 were substantiated; 24,976 were found to be indicated; and 1,262,118 were found to be unsubstantiated. For 2010, just over half of the reports of alleged child abuse and neglect were made by professionals, which mean that the person had contact with the alleged victim as part of the reporter’s job. This includes teachers, police officers, lawyers, and social services staff. “Other” and unknown report sources submitted 13.7 percent of the reports. All States and two U.S. Territories submitted data on the dispositions of cases that received one or more CPS responses. Just over 3.6 million children were subjects of at least one report and received one or more dispositions. 61 tables, 14 figures, appendixes, and 6 endnotes
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child Sexual Abuse; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Neglectful parents; Offense statistics; State-by-state analyses
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