Status: Target met or exceeded
Most Recent Data:
8.1 victims of nonfatal child abuse and neglect per 1,000 children (2021)
8.7 per 1,000
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
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.
Workgroup: Injury and Violence Prevention Workgroup