||Do child maltreatment victimization rates vary by State?
||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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