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 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
|Total New Referrals
|Differential Response or Investigation Initiated
|Total Closed Investigations
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
National Child Abuse Statistics - Childhelp.org
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