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Juveniles as Victims
Child Maltreatment
Q: Do child maltreatment victimization rates vary by State?
A: State-level child maltreatment victimization rates varied considerably in 2017, from a low of 1.7 per 1,000 children ages 0-17 to a high of 22.2.

Notes: *Rate is per 1,000 children under 18 in the U.S. population (based on unique victim count).

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  • The national child maltreatment victimization rate in 2017 was 9.1 per 1,000 children ages 0-17.
  • Twenty-four states had child maltreatment victimization rates below the national rate.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02110.asp?qaDate=2017. Released on February 28, 2019.

Data Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families. Child Maltreatment 2017. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.

 

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