Child Neglect


Child Neglect

Fact Sheet

Child Neglect** [click here for a printer-friendly version in pdf]

Approximately 498,000 cases of child neglect were substantiated in 2003.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau. 2004. Child Maltreatment (2003): Reports from the States to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System. washington, DC: Government Printing Office.

http://www.childabuse.org/50data97.html

Year
Estimated Number
of Child Victims
Rate Per
1,000 Children
1990
414,000
6.5
1991
422,000
6.5
1992
523,000
7.9
1993
491,000
7.3
1994
530,000
7.8
1995
525,000
7.6
1996
520,000
7.5
1997
524,000
7.5
1998
503,000
7.2
1999
456,000
6.5
2000
527,000
7.3
2001
517,000
7.1
2002
524,000
7.3
2003
570,000
7.8

Graph of Child Neglect in the United States: 1990-2003

* CCRC projections basedU.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau. 1992 through 1997. Child Maltreatment (1992 - 1997): Reports from the States to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. Online at: http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cb/publications/cmreports.htm

** Includes medical neglect

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