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PCANV: Stats & Facts

Abuse and neglect can occur in families where there is a great deal of stress. The stress can result from a family history of violence, drug or alcohol abuse, poverty, and chronic health problems.
Families that do not have nearby friends, relatives, and other social support are also at risk. It is important to remember that abuse and neglect occurs across all income levels and racial/ethnic backgrounds. See below for some statistics on child abuse and neglect in our communities and country.

In Nevada:

-In 2014, Nevada had 14 child fatalities at a rate of 2.11 deaths for every 100,000 children.
(USDHHS Child Maltreatment Report, 2014)*

-In 2013, there were 540 substantiated cases of child sexual maltreatment in Nevada.
(Nevada Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children, 2014)*

-Of the total closed investigations in Nevada in FY2016 (14,496), 21% were substantiated.
(NV Division of Child and Family Services)

-Clark County had a slightly lower rate than the state average of substantiated cases in FY2016, with 20% of total closed investigations being substantiated. (NV Division of Child and Family Services)

CPS Reports and Investigations in Nevada FY2016

July 2015 - June 2016

  Clark County Washoe County Rural Counties Total Statewide
Total New Referrals 22,883 5,936 4,155 32,974
Information Only 10,650 3,639 2,747 17,036
Differential Response or Investigation Initiated 682 252 508 1,442
Total Closed Investigations 11,551 2,045 900 14,496
Substantiated 2,286 555 184 3,025
Unstubstantiated 8,659 1,307 484 10,450

Unless otherwise indicated, above data has been provided by (NV Division of Child and Family Services).

Department of Child And Family Services Biennial Report 2013-2014

Clark County Department of Family Services Statistical Overview Reports

In the United States:

- In 2012, U.S. State and local child protective sercies (CPS) received an estimated 3.4 million referrals of children being abused or neglected. (CDC, 2014)*

- In 2012, an estimated 1,640 children died from child maltreatment. That is a rate of 2.2 per 100,000 children. (CDC, 2014)*

- A cross-sectional, US national telephone survey of the child maltreatment experiences of 4,503 children and youth aged 1 month to 17 years in 2011 found that 13.8% experienced child maltreatment in the last year (including neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, custodial interference, or sexual abuse by a known adult) (USDHHS, 2012)*

-The total lifetime economic burden resulting from new cases of fatal and nonfatal child maltreatment in the United States is approximately $124 billion. (CDC, 2014)*

*Click source for full report

Other Resources:

National Child Abuse Statistics -

Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics Infografic - Pew Charitable Trusts

Fact Sheets About Child Abuse and Neglect

Long Term Consequencesof Child Abuse and Neglect

5 Myths About Child Maltreatment

Maltreatment of Children With Disabilities

Emotional Child Abuse

Families and the Workplace

The Relationship: Parental Alcohol/ Drug Problems and Child Maltreatment

Sexual Abuse of Children

Sexual Abuse of Boys

Nevada Administrative Code - CHAPTER 432B - Protection of Children from Abuse and Neglect

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Prevent Child Abuse Nevada - Social Networking Sites

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Amanda Haboush-Deloye: Director of Programs- PCA Nevada

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