National statistics from 2011 showed continuing small declines in child maltreatment from the previous year. Overall substantiated child maltreatment actually declined 2% from 2010 to 2011, including a 3% decline in sexual abuse and a 1% decline in physical abuse. Child maltreatment fatalities were largely unchanged, down 1% from 1538 to 1527.
Crimes against Children Research Center
Finkelhor, D., Jones, L., & Shattuck, A. (2013). Updated trends in Child Maltreatment, 2011. Durham, NH: Crimes against Children Research Center.