➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Child abuse, neglect data released (Press release)
Administration for Children and Families – January 19, 2017
The report shows an increase from Fiscal Year 2014 to 2015 in three key metrics: numbers of referrals to CPS agencies alleging maltreatment (4.7 percent), number of referrals that CPS agencies accepted for investigation or alternative response (3.4 percent), and number of children who were the subject of an investigation or alternative response (3.0 percent).
Also: Report: Child Maltreatment: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/resource/child-maltreatment-2015