As a response to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act's requirements, the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) was created to collect and analyze national data on reports of child maltreatment. The federally-sponsored voluntary data collection, developed by the Children's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, consists of statistics from every state regarding the number of instances of child abuse and neglect reported to child protective service agencies and investigated annually. Not only does the NCANDS track the volume of child abuse cases, but it also records the nature of each child maltreatment case.
Among findings reported by the NCANDS are the following:
--the number of reports of child abuse or neglect that resulted in investigation or assessment
--who reported the instances of child maltreatment (professionals, friends, neighbors, relatives, coaches, etc.)
--who the victims were (percentages by age, sex, ethnicity, etc.)
--the most common types of maltreatment (physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, neglect, etc.)
--the number of fatalities caused by child neglect or abuse
--who mistreated the children (percentages of relatives, parents, men, women, etc.)
--the percentage of victims who received services (such as foster care and other options)
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The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System