Facts about Child Abuse

Current North Carolina Statistics

  100,682 children* were reported as abused and neglected (SFY 1999-2000).

31,828 of these children were confirmed as victims.

30 children died from child abuse during the  2000 calendar year.

Data is provided by the North Carolina Department of Human Resources, Division of Social Services, Central Registry Reports on Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency. Data reflected is for state fiscal year 1999-2000, unless otherwise specified.   *The total number of reported children represents unduplicated counts of children.

Prior Year Statistics

diamond.gif (874 bytes) 127,930 children were reported as abused and neglected (SFY 1998-1999).

diamond.gif (874 bytes) 37,326 of these children were confirmed as victims.

diamond.gif (874 bytes)  21 children died from child abuse homicide during the 1999 calendar year.

In North Carolina, the number of children reported as abused and neglected has increased by approximately 10% each year for the past three years. Abuse or neglect is confirmed in about one-third of cases in any given fiscal year. Most confirmed reports are classified as neglect. Data provided by the North Carolina Department of Human Resources, Division of Social Services, Central Registry Reports on Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency. Data reflected is for state fiscal year 1998-1999, unless otherwise specified.

For more information, please call Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina at 1-800-354-KIDS.

Click here to view child abuse fact charts.  

 

National Statistics

diamond.gif (874 bytes) In 1998, over 3 million children were reported for child abuse and neglect to child protective service agencies in the United States.

diamond.gif (874 bytes) Currently about 47 out of every 1000 children are reported as victims of child maltreatment.

diamond.gif (874 bytes) Child abuse cuts across all socio-economic groups, race, and religion.

diamond.gif (874 bytes) Most people who abuse or neglect their children are ordinary people whose stressors overwhelm their coping skills.

diamond.gif (874 bytes) Substance abuse, lack of knowledge of child development, single parenting, isolation, poverty, a history of domestic violence, and many other factors may contribute to the likelihood that a child will be abused.

diamond.gif (874 bytes) Children who are abused are at a higher risk for crime, substance abuse, dropping out, teen pregnancy and a host of other social ills.   

NEW!

NC Department of Health and Human Services
The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services releases statistics on child abuse and neglect for Fiscal Year '99-00'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina was founded in 1979 by a group of concerned citizens and is the single, statewide not-for-profit organization with the mission of ending child abuse in our state.  

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3344 Hillsborough Street
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Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919.829.8009
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