National statistics from 2012 showed increases in some forms of child maltreatment for the first time in many years. While overall substantiated child maltreatment was flat from 2011 to 2012, there was a 2% rise in sexual abuse and a 5% rise in physical abuse. Neglect declined 3%, but child maltreatment fatalities rose 4% from 1557 to 1620.
Crimes Against Children Research Center, Psychology
Crimes against Children Research Center
Finkelhor, D., Jones, L., Shattuck, A., & Saito, K. (2013). Updated trends in Child Maltreatment, 2012. Durham, NH: Crimes against Children Research Center.