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Juveniles as Victims
Child Maltreatment
Q: What is the age profile of child maltreatment victims?
A: Infants younger than 1 accounted for 10% of child maltreatment victims in 2003.

Age distribution of child maltreatment victims, 2003

Age of victim Percent

0 9.8 %
1 6.4  
2 6.4  
3 6.3  
4 6.1  
5 6.0  
6 5.9  
7 5.7  
8 5.5  
9 5.4  
10 5.2  
11 5.1  
12 5.2  
13 5.2  
14 5.1  
15 4.6  
16 3.5  
17 1.9  

Note: A child was counted as a victim each time he or she was found to be a victim of maltreatment. This table is based on sample data reported by 50 states (California did not report in time for the 2003 report year).

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  • Infants and toddlers (ages 0 to 3) accounted for 29% of victims in 2003.
  • One-year olds accounted for 6% of victims, as did each age through age 7. The proportion of victims dropped off sharply for older youth; 17-year-olds were just 2% of child maltreatment victims in 2003.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02106.asp?qaDate=2003. Released on March 27, 2006.

Data Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families. Child Maltreatment 2003. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005.

 

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