Young Kids are a Large Portion of Maltreated Children in United States

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Young Kids are a Large Portion of Maltreated Children in United States

As early experiences play a pivotal role in children’s physical and emotional development, the trend is troubling. Looking state by state, the highest maltreatment rates were in Arizona, where 48% of children younger than age 5 were maltreated, followed closely by Oklahoma, Nevada and Texas (47%).

To learn more, visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center, where new child maltreatment data is available for the nation, states and the District of Columbia:

Children who are subject to an investigated report
Children who are confirmed by child protective services as victims of maltreatment
Children who are confirmed by child protective services as victims of maltreatment by age group
Children who are confirmed by child protective services as victims of maltreatment by gender
Children who are confirmed by child protective services as victims of maltreatment by race
Children who are confirmed by child protective services as victims of maltreatment by maltreatment type
Children who are confirmed by child protective services as victims of maltreatment who received post-investigation services

By | 2015-04-29T15:12:24+00:00 August 8th, 2014|News|0 Comments