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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 2010 was 25% below the rate in 1990.

Maltreatment victimization rate per 1,000 children ages 0-17, 1990-2010

Year Rate

1990 13.4
1991 14.0
1992 15.1
1993 15.3
1994 15.2
1995 14.7
1996 14.7
1997 13.7
1998 12.9
1999 11.8
2000 12.2
2001 12.5
2002 12.3
2003 12.2
2004 12.0
2005 12.0
2006 12.0
2007 10.4
2008 10.3
2009 10.1
2010 10.0

Note: A child was counted as a victim each time he or she was found to be a victim of maltreatment (duplicate count).

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  • The 2010 child maltreatment victimization rate of 10.0 per 1,000 children under 18 was 25% below the rate in 1990 (13.4).
  • An estimated 754,000 children were the victims of maltreatment in 2010, down 12% from the number of victims in 1990 (860,000).

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02105.asp?qaDate=2010. Released on March 05, 2012.

Data Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families. Child Maltreatment 2010. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2011.

 

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