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Perpetrators of Child Abuse and Neglect, by Relationship to Victim, 2007

Percent of children:

  • Parent(s) 80.0
  • Other Relative 4.8
  • Partner of Parent (Defined as someone who has a relationship with the parent and lives in the household with the parent and maltreated child.) 2.6
  • Professional (Includes residential facility staff, child daycare providers, and other professionals.) 0.8
  • Unknown/Missing 9.8
  • Other (Includes foster parents, friends or neighbors, legal guardians, and multiple nonparental perpetrators.)  2.0

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

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