Child Abuse and Neglect: 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.
- 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.
- Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count Data Center
This organization provides data and statistics on the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children.
- Child Trends Data Bank
Child Trends is a non-profit research organization focused on improving the lives and prospects of children, youth, and their families. The Data Bank monitors more than 120 indicators of children’s well-being.
- 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) acquires microdata from leading researchers and national data collection efforts and makes these datasets available to the research community for secondary analysis.