➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: What’s behind the three-year rise in federal child abuse numbers?
Deseret News – February 06, 2017
The Child Maltreatment 2015 report by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families noted 683,000 victims of child maltreatment or 9.2 victims per 1,000 children. The slight increase from 2014’s 9.1 victims per 1,000 is concerning, experts said, because not all maltreatment is reported and in some cases abuse or neglect exists but there’s not enough evidence to substantiate it, leading to the suspicion that the count is actually undercounted.
Child Maltreatment 2015: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/resource/child-maltreatment-2015
Information Gateway resource: Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/statistics/can/