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Interactive Map: U.S. Rates Of Child Abuse Fatalities

Interactive Map: Rates Of Child Abuse Fatalities 2007

The federal government estimates child deaths from maltreatment using reports from law enforcement, child protection agencies and the judicial system. But federal officials say that not all child deaths come to their attention, and they have urged states to work with local agencies to get more comprehensive information. Hover over a state to see its estimated number of child deaths in 2007*, as well as its rate of fatalities per 100,000 children.

Fatality Rate Per 100,000 Children:

Notes

Source; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families. <br /> * The most recent year for which data are available

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