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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:40 am 
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In the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services the Administration for Children and Families collects statistics on child abuse. It takes more than a year to gather all the data from individual state Child Protection Services because they have to wait for court cases to finish and coroner's enquiries to end. Earlier this week the ACF published data for 2009 on their website:

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/pubs/cm09/

Below I've reproduced selected statistics concerning child fatalities. Deaths from both physical abuse and neglect (e.g. shutting an infant in a room with a dangerous dog).

Table 4–2 Number of Reported Child Fatalities, 2005–2009

2005 - 1,413
2006 - 1,380
2007 - 1,610
2008 - 1,671
2009 - 1,676 ........... just over 32 per week

Figure 4–2 Child Fatalities by Race and Ethnicity, 2009

39.2% - White
29.1% - African-American
17.0% - Hispanic
14.7% - all other races and ethnic groups combined

Figure 4–3 Child Fatalities by Perpetrator Relationship, 2009

27.3% - Mother alone
22.5% - Mother & Father
14.8% - Father alone
09.8% - Mother and other
01.4% - Father and other
24.2% - all others (relatives, foster parents, etc.)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:24 am 
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I forgot to include the breakdown of fatalities by maltreatment type.

Table 4–8 Child Fatalities by Maltreatment Type, 2009

36.7 % - Multiple Maltreatment Types .... can include physical abuse followed by medical neglect
35.8 % - Neglect
23.2 % - Physical Abuse ........... no other factors
02.0 % - Other
01.8 % - Medical Neglect
00.4 % - Sexual Abuse
00.1 % - Psychological Maltreatment

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