Child Maltreatment

Child Maltreatment 2012: False and Substantiated Rates by State

The estimate of intentionally false reports of child maltreatment for the entire United States was 1.07%

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(note this was adapted from Table 3.2 in the original report: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau.(2012). Child maltreatment 2012. Available from