Rate of Child abuse and Neglect per 1,000 children (0-17 years),
Alaska and US
Source: US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau, Child Maltreatment 2009, Chapter 3, Table 3-5 Child Victims (p. 33) and AK Dept of Labor Population Estimates
For Figure WS-1, child abuse and neglect is defined as:
- Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation; or
- An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.
The rate was based on the unique count of victims divided by the state's child population, multiplied by 1,000.