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Juveniles as Victims
Child Maltreatment
Q: What is the trend in the child maltreatment victimization rate?
A: The child maltreatment victimization rate in 2010 was 25% below the rate in 1990.
Maltreatment victimization rate per 1,000 children ages 0-17, 1990-2010

Note: A child was counted as a victim each time he or she was found to be a victim of maltreatment (duplicate count).

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  • The 2010 child maltreatment victimization rate of 10.0 per 1,000 children under 18 was 25% below the rate in 1990 (13.4).
  • An estimated 754,000 children were the victims of maltreatment in 2010, down 12% from the number of victims in 1990 (860,000).

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02105.asp?qaDate=2010. Released on March 05, 2012.

Data Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families. Child Maltreatment 2010. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2011.


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