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Child maltreatment deaths in developed countries (2nd of 2)

This graph compares the child maltreatment death rates of selected developed countries in the 1990s – figures for the most recent five year period in the 1990s were averaged. New Zealand had the third-equal highest death rate.

Note: Data is classified differently in different countries, which may affect the results.

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Source: A league table of child maltreatment deaths in rich nations. Florence: UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2003.

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Child abuse - Rates of child abuse', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 11 Apr 2018