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Message ID: 8746
Date: 2010-12-16

Author:Finkelhor, David

Subject:ACF releases 2009 CM stats -- more decline

Report Shows Steady Decrease in Child Abuse and Neglect The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) today released its annual report on child abuse and neglect. “Child Maltreatment 2009” marks the 20th issuance of the report and shows a steady decrease in the number of victims who suffered maltreatment for the third consecutive year. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/news/press/2011/decreased_child_abuse_neglect.html From CH 3: Analyses of the number and rate of victimization for the past 5 years show an overall decrease regard­less of whether the duplicate or unique analyses are examined. For FFY 2009, a nationally estimated 763,000 duplicate and 702,000 unique number of children were victims of maltreatment. The decrease may be attributed to several factors, including a decrease in the number of children who received a CPS response and an increase in the number of States with alternative response dispositions. (See tables 3–6 and 3–7, figure 3–1, and related notes.) States with larger populations—such as California, Florida, and Texas—have a larger effect on the national numbers. All three States reported a decrease in the number of maltreatment victims for FFY 2009. During recent years, Florida changed its policy for victim dispositions and this change was reflected in the victimization decrease for FFY 2007. David Finkelhor Crimes against Children Research Center Family Research Laboratory Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 03824 Tel 603 862-2761* Fax 603 862-1122 email: david.finkelhor@unh.edu My new book has been released. Click on it for more details and to order. http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/ http://www.unh.edu/frl/

Report Shows Steady Decrease in Child Abuse and Neglect The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) today released its annual report on child abuse and neglect. “Child Maltreatment 2009” marks the 20th issuance of the report and shows a steady decrease in the number of victims who suffered maltreatment for the third consecutive year. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/news/press/2011/decreased_child_abuse_neglect.html From CH 3: Analyses of the number and rate of victimization for the past 5 years show an overall decrease regard­less of whether the duplicate or unique analyses are examined. For FFY 2009, a nationally estimated 763,000 duplicate and 702,000 unique number of children were victims of maltreatment. The decrease may be attributed to several factors, including a decrease in the number of children who received a CPS response and an increase in the number of States with alternative response dispositions. (See tables 3–6 and 3–7, figure 3–1, and related notes.) States with larger populations—such as California, Florida, and Texas—have a larger effect on the national numbers. All three States reported a decrease in the number of maltreatment victims for FFY 2009. During recent years, Florida changed its policy for victim dispositions and this change was reflected in the victimization decrease for FFY 2007. David Finkelhor Crimes against Children Research Center Family Research Laboratory Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 03824 Tel 603 862-2761* Fax 603 862-1122 email: david.finkelhorunh.edu My new book has been released. Click on it for more details and to order. http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/ http://www.unh.edu/frl/