Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics
Annual Report
Fiscal Year 2002

 

Figure 1
Number of Calls To The State Central Register
Fiscal Years 1992-2002

 

 

Table 1
Number of Children
Reported as Abused and Neglected

Fiscal
Year

Children
 Reported*

Percent of
Change From
Previous Year

1991

107,307

8.7%

1992

130,562

21.7%

1993

125,343

-4.0%

1994

136,312

8.8%

1995

139,720

2.5%

1996

125,221

-10.4%

1997

119,447

-4.6%

1998

114,011

-4.6%

1999

106,903

-6.2%

2000

103,578

-3.1%

2001

100,447

-3.0%

2002

98,518

-1.9%

*Number of children reported is a duplicated count.

 

Table 2
Number of Children
Indicated for Abuse and Neglect

Fiscal
Year

Children
Indicated*

Percent of
Change From
Previous Year

1991

37,304

-1.0%

1992

43,169

15.7%

1993

42,209

-2.2%

1994

49,487

17.2%

1995

53,246

7.6%

1996

44,465

-16.5%

1997

41,833

-5.9%

1998

36,856

-11.9%

1999

33,797

-8.3%

2000

32,713

-3.2%

2001

28,873

-11.7%

2002

27,338

-5.3%

*Number of children indicated is a duplicated count.

Table 3
Age, Gender, Ethnic Group
Children Reported as Abused and Neglected*

Child Characteristics

Number of Unique
Children

Percent

Rate per
1,000

Age of Child

 

 

00-02

18,673

22.1%

35.5

03-05

16,634

19.7%

30.3

06-09

20,526

24.3%

28.1

10-13

16,842

20.0%

24.4

14-17

10,911

12.9%

15.8

Age not reported

827

1.0%

 

 

 

 

 

Gender of Child

 

 

 

Male

40,771

48.3%

25.0

Female

42,177

50.0%

27.1

Gender not reported

1,465

1.7%

 

 

 

 

 

Child's Ethnic Group

 

 

 

White

41,299

48.9%

20.5

African American

30,449

36.1%

50.9

Hispanic

8,367

9.9%

18.6

Other/Not Specified

4,298

5.1%

 

 

 

 

 

Total

84,413

100.0%

26.5

*Number of children reported is an unduplicated count
 within the State.

 

Table 4
Age, Gender, Ethnic Group
Children Indicated for Abused and Neglected*

Child Characteristics

Number of Unique
Children

Percent

Rate per
1,000

 

 

 

 

Age of Child

 

 

 

00-02

7,052

28.2%

13.4

03-05

4,796

19.2%

8.7

06-09

5,737

22.9%

7.9

10-13

4,679

18.7%

6.8

14-17

2,737

10.9%

4.0

Age not reported

23

0.1%

 

 

 

 

 

Gender of Child

 

 

 

Male

11,920

47.6%

7.3

Female

12,875

51.5%

8.3

Gender not reported

229

0.9%

 

 

 

 

 

Child's Ethnic Group

 

 

 

White

12,292

49.1%

6.1

African American

9,168

36.6%

15.3

Hispanic

2,493

10.0%

5.5

Other/Not Specified

1,071

4.3%

 

 

 

 

 

Total

25,024

100.0%

7.9

*Number of children indicated is an unduplicated count
 within the State.