Have you ever wondered which states in the US have the highest rates of child abuse reports? This map from the team at NYRequirements.com shows the states with highest reported rates from a 2020 government maltreatment report. Maine, Alaska, West Virginia, Massachusetts are the top 5 states with the highest cases reported. The map states the rates are based upon abuse cases per 100,000 people under 18. Even though Maine does not have a large population the rates of abuse are alarming at 1,904.4. In comparison, the state with the lowest rate of child abuse reports is Pennsylvania with a rate of 174.8. Followed by New Jersey , Washington, Virginia, and Missouri.
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