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Abuse and Neglect Among Children Under Age 18, by Type of Maltreatment, 2007

Percent of victims:

  • Neglect 59.0
  • Physical abuse 10.8
  • Sexual abuse 7.6
  • Psychological maltreatment 4.2
  • Medical neglect 0.9
  • Multiple Maltreatments 13.1
  • Other abuse (Any maltreatment type that does not fall into one of the first five categories; can include abandonment, threats of harm, and congenital drug addiction.) 4.2

Source II.7: Administration for Children and Families, National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System

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