New data released by the federal government show continuing national declines in sexual and physical abuse in 2006, but no decline in neglect.
The data detailed in the attached table and figure, come from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), which aggregates and publishes statistics from state child protection agencies. The most recent data from NCCANDS were released in April, 2008 and concern cases of child maltreatment investigated in 2006.
Crimes against Children Research Center
Finkelhor D., and Jones, L. (2008). Updated Trends in Child Maltreatment, 2006. Durham, NH. Crimes against Children Research Center.