Child Abuse and Neglect: Data Sources
- Facts at a Glance [PDF 112 KB]
This fact sheet provides up-to-date data and statistics on child maltreatment.
- Child Health Statistics
CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics provides information on the health status of children in the United States.
- National Violent Death Reporting System
CDC has funded 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Ricoand established the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) to gather, share, and link state-level data on violent deaths. NVDRS provides CDC and states with a more accurate understanding of violent deaths. This enables policy makers and community leaders to make informed decisions about violence prevention programs, including those that address child maltreatment.
Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS), pronounced “whiskers”, is an interactive database that provides national injury-related morbidity and mortality data used for research and for making informed public health decisions.
- Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families provides state and national data on child abuse and neglect. Their findings are summarized each year in an annual report.
- The National Maternal Child Health Center for Child Death Review
This organization provides data on child deaths and has links to other related data sources on their website.
- National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) promotes scholarly exchange among researchers in the child maltreatment field. NDACAN acquires microdata from leading researchers and national data collection efforts and makes these datasets available to the research community for secondary analysis.