Maternal & Child Health Data

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2023 Yearbook

Child Maltreatment, 2020

Child maltreatment and neglect occur all too frequently in the United States. In 2020, the rate of substantiated child maltreatment was 8.4 per 1,000 children under age 18, with infants under age 1 having the highest rate of victimization (25.1 per 1,000 children of the same age). Not all parents have equal access to parenting supports that can help prevent child maltreatment, and structural disinvestment in communities of color can drive disparities across racial and ethnic groups. The table below presents data disaggregated by race and ethnicity to help us identify inequities and work toward solutions that promote equity.