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Child Abuse and Neglect: Data Sources

CDC Data Sources

  • 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. 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), is an interactive database that provides national injury-related morbidity and mortality data.

Other Federal Data Sources

  • 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.
  • National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
    NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
  • National Survey of Children’s Health
    The survey, funded by the Health Resources Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau, provides national and state level estimates of key measures of child health and well-being.
  • The Forum on Child and Family Statistics
    The Forum is a collection of 23 Federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families.  The Forum fosters coordination and collaboration to improve consistency in the collection and reporting of Federal data on children and families.

Non-Federal Data Sources