Fast Fact – Oct. 28, 2022

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 28, 2022

In 2020, there were 9 victims of child abuse or neglect out of every 1,000 kids under 18 in Colorado. The rate represents substantiated cases of child maltreatment, including cases of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and/or neglect. Experiencing maltreatment can significantly impact a child physically, behaviorally and psychologically for their lifetime, with the potential for impacts on future generations through stress and 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