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 2019, there were 14 abused children for every 1,000 in the Mid-Hudson Valley region, lower than the state (excluding New York City) rate of 18. Since 2000, the region's rate of child abuse has increased by 7%, while the state increased 30%. Child abuse rates were consistently lower in Orange and Putnam counties (9 and 10 per 1,000 in 2019) while rates were highest in Greene (27 per 1,000), Sullivan (25 per 1,000) and Columbia (23 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
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Region1314141315131514161817151413141313141314
Columbia County2732302720182421242423151415262121191923
Dutchess County1616161318141716182321181614161515171516
Greene County1410141610131715132627232223252923222127
Orange County101112121210111113121291010998989
Putnam County57781010888898776887710
Sullivan County2018201920262429262725252626282323232425
Ulster County1212121216151619181921201712171415171718
NYS (excluding NYC)1414151415151616171717161514161616171718
U.S.99999999999

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
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Region3,6923,8583,9283,7534,1583,7404,0934,0764,0084,4034,3753,8413,7233,4613,6433,4183,3803,5863,3423,392
Columbia County413486452394290262343299375379351237214237324264260235234247
Dutchess County1,1061,1641,1229311,2739851,1781,1201,1441,4031,3231,1251,0709231,0259629401,054929893
Greene County155110150177110135175156136273279246245259228267216203203218
Orange County1,0281,1221,1811,2161,2481,0511,1461,0901,042987982815872890866862856943798865
Putnam County124168181202259256205197180165186166163161130192181161148198
Sullivan County369329351336349442419485435468423447467477483393406398425391
Ulster County497479491497629609627729696728831805692514587478521592605580
NYS (excluding NYC)37,36439,34540,09639,26041,21540,73541,91342,28644,01144,98344,14640,89739,69538,98541,01340,37440,78842,41142,39442,006
U.S.704,714693,485688,099651,180656,372656,361675,437683,221671,716673,830677,529

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




INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Increasing
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 Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Types Not Applicable
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 Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Maintaining
Plans of High School Graduates Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Seniors Living in Poverty Maintaining
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 Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Decreasing
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 Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing


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