New national data for 2013 show continued declines in child maltreatment, after a one year discontinuity (2012) in which some rates briefly increased. But from 2012 to 2013, sexual abuse declined 4%, physical abuse declined 3%, child maltreatment fatalities declined 7% and overall substantiated child maltreatment declined 1%. Neglect by contrast rose 1%.
Crimes against Children Research Center
Finkelhor, D., Saito, K., & Jones, L. (2015). Updated Trends in Child Maltreatment, 2013. Durham, NH: Crimes against Children Research Center.