Fast Fact – August 28, 2020

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 28, 2020

In 2018, Colorado’s child abuse rate rose to 9.5 victims out of every 1,000 children under 18, the highest child maltreatment rate seen in the state in nearly two decades. Experiencing abuse and neglect can significantly impact a child physically, psychologically and behaviorally for their lifetime, with the potential for impacts on future generations through epigenetic changes. To review child abuse rates in specific Colorado counties, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit