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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 2019 was 18% below the rate in 2005.
Note: Duplicate rate: A child was counted as a victim each time s/he was found to be a victim of maltreatment. Unique rate: A child was counted once regardless of the number of times s/he was found to be a victim during the reporting year.

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  • An estimated 656,000 children were victims of maltreatment in 2019, down 20% from the number of victims in 2005 (815,000).
  • The 2019 victimization rate was 18% below the rate in 2005.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02105.asp?qaDate=2019. Released on August 30, 2021.

Data Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families. Child Maltreatment 2019. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.


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