Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
9.0 victims of nonfatal child abuse and neglect per 1,000 children (2017)

Target:
8.7 per 1,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
9.0 victims of nonfatal child abuse and neglect per 1,000 children under 18 years were reported in 2017

Reduce nonfatal child abuse and neglect

Target-Setting Method
Projection

Summary

Every year in the United States, many children are abused or neglected. This often causes long-term physical, behavioral, and mental health problems. Strategies that promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children can help prevent child abuse and neglect.