Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
2.6 child abuse and neglect deaths per 100,000 children (2021)
1.9 per 100,000
2.4 child abuse and neglect deaths per 100,000 children under 18 years occurred in 2017
Reduce child abuse and neglect deaths
Every year in the United States, many children are abused or neglected. This can cause serious health problems and sometimes leads to death. Strategies that promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children can help prevent child abuse and neglect.
Workgroup: Injury and Violence Prevention Workgroup