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National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Summary Data Component, 1990-1999

Dataset Number: 98


Children's Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services


The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Summary Data Component (SDC) dataset consists of State-specific data of all investigated reports of maltreatment to State child protective service agencies. The NCANDS is a federally-sponsored national data collection effort created for the purpose of tracking the volume and nature of child maltreatment reporting each year within the United States. The SDC is the State-level component of the NCANDS used from 1990-1999. There is also an NCANDS case-level component, known as the Detailed Case Data Component, but those data are not part of this collection. The SDC collects data aggregated at the State level through an annual survey. The survey asks each State to report the number of children and families receiving preventive services, the number of reports and investigations of child abuse and neglect, the number of children who were the subjects of reports of abuse or neglect, the number of child victims of maltreatment, the number of child fatalities, the size of the State's CPS workforce, and other statistics. Data for all years from 1990 to 1999 are provided in a single data file.

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