Children And Youth
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect

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Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect

What does this measure?

The number of children in indicated Child Protective Service reports, expressed as a rate per 1,000 children under age 18. Indicated reports are those in which there is credible evidence that a child has experienced abuse, neglect or maltreatment from a parent or legal guardian. This includes sexual abuse committed or allowed by a parent or guardian.

Why is this important?

Children who have been abused or neglected may experience long-term psychological and emotional/behavioral consequences. Victims of abuse are also at higher risk of abusing their own children when they become parents.

How is the region performing?

In 2018, there were 13 abused children for every 1,000 in the Mid-Hudson Valley region, lower than the state (excluding New York City) rate of 17. Since 2000, the region's rate of child abuse has decreased by 4%, while the state increased 23%. Child abuse rates were consistently lower in Orange and Putnam counties (8 and 7 per 1,000 in 2018) while rates were highest in Sullivan (24 per 1,000), Greene (21 per 1,000) and Columbia (19 per 1,000).

Notes about the data

Reports of abuse or neglect may be influenced by many factors such as outreach, education and media publicity. Additionally, it is unknown how many cases of abuse or neglect are never reported to authorities. Each child is counted only once in these data.

Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect
Columbia County27323027201824212424231514152621211919
Dutchess County16161613181417161823211816141615151715
Greene County14101416101317151326272322232529232221
Orange County10111212121011111312129101099898
Putnam County577810108888987768877
Sullivan County20182019202624292627252526262823232324
Ulster County12121212161516191819212017121714151717
NYS (excluding NYC)14141514151516161717171615141616161717

Source: New York State Kids' Well-being Indicator Clearinghouse
Notes: Rate is per 1,000 children under 18.

Number of Indicated Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect
Columbia County413486452394290262343299375379351237214237324264260235234
Dutchess County1,1061,1641,1229311,2739851,1781,1201,1441,4031,3231,1251,0709231,0259629401,054929
Greene County155110150177110135175156136273279246245259228267216203203
Orange County1,0281,1221,1811,2161,2481,0511,1461,0901,042987982815872890866862856943798
Putnam County124168181202259256205197180165186166163161130192181161148
Sullivan County369329351336349442419485435468423447467477483393406398425
Ulster County497479491497629609627729696728831805692514587478521592605
NYS (excluding NYC)37,36439,34540,09639,26041,21540,73541,91342,28644,01144,98344,14640,89739,69538,98541,01340,37440,78842,41142,394

Source: New York State Kids' Well-being Indicator Clearinghouse

Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Maintaining
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Maintaining
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Juvenile Delinquency Intakes Decreasing
Bullying at School Decreasing
Average Charitable Giving Increasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Decreasing
Population by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Household Types Increasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Increasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Decreasing
Plans of High School Graduates Increasing
Education Levels of Adults Increasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Maintaining
Median Household Income Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Seniors Living in Poverty Decreasing
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Increasing
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Maintaining
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Increasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Maintaining
People Living wth HIV Decreasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing