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By the Numbers: 14 January 2019

By the Numbers: 14 January 2019

13.7 per 1,000
The rate of child abuse or neglect in military homes in FY 2017, according to a Department of Defense report issued last year -- Report on Child Abuse and Neglect and Domestic Abuse in the Military for Fiscal Year 2017. This is a decrease from the previous year's rate of 14.4 per 1,000.

The report notes:
The DoD rates of child abuse and neglect victims are much lower than their counterpart rates in the U.S. civilian population as compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.4 The DoD unduplicated child victim rate for FY17 is 5.0 victims per 1,000 military children (a 2 percent decrease from the FY16 rate of 5.1), and the civilian rate for FY16 is 9.1 per 1,000 children.

By the Numbers: 14 January 2019 | Center for Deployment Psychology

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