Status: Baseline only
Reduce nonfatal child abuse and neglect
Baseline: 9.0 victims of nonfatal child abuse and neglect per 1,000 children under 18 years were reported in 2017
Target: 8.7 victims of nonfatal child abuse and neglect per 1,000 children
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