Fast Fact- July 12, 2019

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 12, 2019

In 2017, Colorado’s child abuse rate rose to 9.2 victims out of every 1,000 children, the highest child maltreatment rate since 2003. The impacts of abuse and neglect during childhood can be lifelong; children who are abused or neglected are at higher risk for teen pregnancy, becoming involved in criminal activity and abusing drugs. Pitkin, Eagle, Grand and Summit counties saw the lowest rates of child abuse in 2017, while Huerfano and Costilla counties saw the highest maltreatment rates in the state. To learn more about rates of child abuse over the years in our state, 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