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This report is the fourth annual release based on 2019 data from the National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS), which is a voluntary data reporting system collecting data from state adult protective services systems. All states, territories and district contributed data to this report.
To view the full report in one volume, please visit - Adult Maltreatment Report 2019.
This section contains a history of the National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS) as well as a high-level summary of data reported in federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019.
This chapter describes the National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS) structure, how the system is used, and key definitions to assist with understanding the NAMRS data presented in this report. Information is also provided on the structure and operations of adult protective services (APS) programs across the states, District of Columbia and U.S. territories.
This chapter provides data on the number and types of reports received and investigated by APS programs across the country. Data regarding all phases of an APS case from intake to case closure are presented and discussed.
Data on the known characteristics of the clients and victims involved with APS programs is presented in this chapter.
Data on the known characteristics of the perpetrators of adult maltreatment is presented in this chapter.
This chapter discusses what conclusions can be drawn from the available NAMRS data and how the information can be used to assist with ongoing systemic improvement for APS.
This section of the report provides the expanded data tables for the information presented in the report.