Recently released national child maltreatment data for 2008 show a generally encouraging situation during the first year of the serious recession that began in late 2007. Overall substantiated child maltreatment declined 3% from the previous year, including a 6% decline in sexual abuse. Child maltreatment fatalities stayed stable.
Crimes Against Children Research Center, Psychology
Crimes against Children Research Center
Finkelhor D., Jones, L., and Shattuck, A. (2010). Updated Trends in Child Maltreatment, 2008. Durham, NH: Crimes against Children Research Center.