||Do child maltreatment victimization rates vary by State?
||State-level child maltreatment victimization rates varied considerably in 2019, from a low of 1.8 per 1,000 children ages 0-17 to a high of 20.1.
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 2019 was 8.9 per 1,000 children ages 0-17.
- Twenty-six 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=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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