Statistics on children recovered from abductions are available in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) reports, National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Throwaway Children (NISMART) Series. See the Missing Children Special Feature section of our site for more information.
Individuals typically designated as mandatory reporters of child abuse, including child sexual abuse/exploitation, have frequent contact with children and may include health care workers, school personnel, child care providers, social workers, law enforcement officers, and mental health professionals.
Information about mandatory reporters in individual states is available on the State Statutes Search section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway website. Also see the State Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Numbers page and our Child Abuse Special Feature for additional information.
Information on child trafficking victims is available in Trafficking in Persons Report, a publication from the U.S. Department of State. The following websites also provide valuable resources about trafficking in children:
- Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State
- Child Sex Trafficking, National Center Missing and Exploited Children
- Child Labor, Forced Labor & Human Trafficking, U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs
- Human Trafficking Resources, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
- Office on Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Statistics on alcohol use by juveniles in the United States are available on the following sites:
Juvenile gang activity statistics can be found in Highlights of the 2012 National Youth Gang Survey, an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) report. Visit the Gangs Special Feature for additional information. Also visit the website for the National Gang Center, a project jointly funded by OJJDP and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Resources to assist child abduction victims and their families are available on the Missing and Exploited Children section of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention website.
Also, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) was established in 1984 to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation, find missing children, and assist victims and their families. See the NCMEC site or call 800-THE-LOST (800-843-5678) for assistance.
Additionally, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a clearinghouse for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. NamUs is a free online system that can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public to solve these cases. To enter a missing persons report into the NamUs database, visit the registration page.
Finally, for additional information about child abduction, see the Missing Children Special Feature.
The following resources capture information on children's exposure to violence and its impact:
- Compendium of Research on Children Exposed To Violence (CEV) 2010-2015
- Children's Exposure to Violence, Crime, and Abuse: An Update
- National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence Series
Also see the Children Exposed to Violence webpage from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
The National Juvenile Court Data Archive (Archive) houses the automated records of cases handled by courts with juvenile jurisdiction. The Archive was established by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to promote access to automated juvenile court data sets, which include information for juvenile justice research and policymaking efforts.
Additionally, Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics (EZAJCS) was developed to facilitate independent analysis of national estimates of delinquency cases processed by the nation's juvenile courts. EZAJCS allows users to perform unique analyses on the age, sex, and race of juveniles involved in these cases as well as the referral offense, the use of detention, adjudication and case disposition.
Information on the types of juvenile court cases that have been waived to criminal court is available in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) fact sheet, Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2018. Additional information is available on the Juveniles in Court section of the OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book.