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Child Maltreatment 1999

Reports From the States to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System

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Note: Data reformatted to delete "neglect" and "medical neglect" columns.

From Chapter 3: Perpetrators

SDC is Summary Data Component data submitted by the states. DCDC is Detailed Case Data Component, from fewer states.

Table 3-4: Perpetrator Relationship to Victims by Maltreatment Type, 1999 DCDC

  Maltreatment Type
Perpetrators' Relationship to Child Victims Physical Abuse Sexual Abuse
Number Percentage Number Percentage
Female Parent Only

20,863

35.6%

1,027

3.9%

Male Parent Only

15,565

26.6%

5,419

20.8%

Both Parents

8,310

14.2%

3,217

12.3%

Female Parent and Other

4,283

7.3%

2,878

11.0%

Male Parent and Other

763

1.3%

518

2.0%

Family Relative

2,278

3.9%

4,732

18.2%

Substitute Care Provider(s)

1,026

1.8%

725

2.8%

Other

3,404

5.8%

4,602

17.7%

Unknown

2,089

3.6%

2,948

11.3%

Total

58,581

100.0%

26,066

100.0%

Note. Based on data from 19 States: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming; n=307,078 child victims. Within maltreatment types, a child victim is counted each time he or she is associated with a maltreatment and a perpetrator. A child may be counted in more than one type of maltreatment. Note that some of the percentage columns may not total 100.0% due to rounding of the category percentages.

From Chapter 4: Fatalities

Table 4-4: Maltreatment Fatalities by Perpetrator Relationship, 1999 DCDC

Relationship of Perpetrator to Victim Number of Fatality Victims Percentage of Fatality Victims
Male Parent and Other

5

1.1%

Unknown

12

2.7%

Family Relative

20

4.5%

Other

25

5.7%

Substitute Care Provider(s)

27

6.1%

Male Parent Only

47

10.7%

Female Parent and Other

72

16.3%

Both Parents

94

21.3%

Female Parent Only

139

31.5%

Total

441

100.0%

Note. Based on data from 15 States: Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming. Sum of percentage column does not total 100.0% due to rounding of the category percentages.