80% of child fatalities involve parents

Four-fifths (80.0%) of child fatalities involved parents acting alone, together, or with other individuals.  A child’s mother acting alone perpetrated 27.1 percent, both parents were responsible for one-fifth (21.2%), and a father acting alone perpetrated 17.1 percent of child fatalities. Perpetrators without a parental relationship to the child accounted for 14.3 percent of fatalities.