Executive Summary: 4th National Incidence Study of Child Abuse & Neglect (NIS-4)

This executive summary reports the findings from the Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS–4) and discusses updated estimates of the incidence of child abuse and neglect in the United States, measures changes in these estimates from earlier studies, and examines the incidence of child maltreatment in relation to various subgroups defined by the child's characteristics and family or household characteristics. (2010)