Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
2.4 child abuse and neglect deaths per 100,000 children (2017)

Target:
1.9 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
2.4 child abuse and neglect deaths per 100,000 children under 18 years occurred in 2017

Reduce child abuse and neglect deaths

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement

Summary

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.