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Child Abuse

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Prevalence

Publications and Online Materials

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, Annual

Child Maltreatment Annual Reports
Administration for Children and Families, Annual

Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities 2017: Statistics and Interventions
Child Welfare Information Gateway, March 2019

Pathways Between Child Maltreatment and Adult Criminal Involvement
National Institute of Justice, October 2017

Effects of Child Maltreatment, Cumulative Victimization Experiences, and Proximal Life Stress on Adult Crime and Antisocial Behavior
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2016

Children's Exposure to Violence, Crime, and Abuse: An Update
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, September 2015

Prevalence of Childhood Exposure to Violence, Crime, and Abuse: Results From the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, August 2015

Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, December 2014

Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma
Office for Victims of Crime, April 2014

Child Maltreatment: Facts at a Glance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014

Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, April 2012

Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 2011

Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 2011

Questions and Answers About the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 2011

Child Abuse and Neglect in the Home
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, March 2010

National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4): Report to Congress
Administration for Children and Families, January 2010

For additional and historical items from federal sponsors, see the Juvenile Justice>Child Abuse/Exploitation topic page.

Crimes Against Children Research Center
The Crimes Against Children Research Center has conducted the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This project is designed to document the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence, with special emphasis on exposure to domestic and community violence.

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS)
NCANDS is a voluntary national data collection and analysis system created in response to the requirements of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Public Law 93-247) as amended.

Children Exposed to Violence Special Feature
The Children Exposed to Violence Special Feature contains publications and related resources which focus on children's exposure to violence and the impact such exposure may have on the children.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Statistical Briefing Book (SBB)
OJJDP's SBB enables users to access online information to learn more about juvenile crime and victimization and about youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The data analysis and dissemination tools available through SBB give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics, including youth homicide victims and youth victims of violence.