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FAM7.B Child maltreatment: Percentage of substantiated maltreatment reports of children ages 0–17 by maltreatment type and age, 2012

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Characteristic Physical Abuse Neglect Medical Neglect Sexual Abuse Psychological Abuse Other Abuse Unknown
Overall 17.0 72.5 2.1 8.6 7.9 9.8 0.2
Age
Ages 0–3 15.3 80.6 2.5 1.5 6.6 10.9 0.1
Age <1 19.6 79.5 3.0 0.4 5.1 11.1 0.0
Ages 1–3 12.7 81.3 2.2 2.2 7.5 10.7 0.2
Ages 4–7 16.0 73.6 1.7 7.6 8.2 9.9 0.2
Ages 8–11 17.5 69.1 1.9 11.2 9.1 9.6 0.2
Ages 12–15 19.8 62.3 2.3 18.2 8.7 8.3 0.2
Ages 16–17 20.9 62.9 2.4 17.3 8.1 8.7 0.3
Unknown or missing 27.2 58.0 1.7 11.6 7.0 5.6 1.8
NOTE: Based on data from 51 states. The count of child victims is based on the number of investigations and assessments by Child Protective Services that found the child to be a victim of one or more types of maltreatment. Because an individual child may have been maltreated more than once,the count of victims is, therefore, a report-based count and is a "duplicated count." Substantiated maltreatment includes the dispositions of substantiated, indicated, or alternative response victim. States vary in their definition of abuse and neglect. Rows total to more than 100 percent because a single child may be the victim of multiple kinds of maltreatment. The category of unknown includes missing data and children older than 17 years.
SOURCE: Administration for Children and Families, National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System.