Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

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

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.