Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics
Annual ReportFiscal Year 1997

Table 11

Distribution of Reports by Allegation
Fiscal Year 1997

Total
Harms

Total
Indicated
Harms

Percent
Indicated

Abuse

76,462

30,653

40.1%

I.

Death (Due To Abuse)

69

48

69.6%

II.

Emotional Abuse

2,389

582

24.4%

Tying/Close Confinement

631

164

26.0%

Substance Misuse

1,263

302

23.9%

Torture

193

51

26.4%

Mental Injury

302

65

21.5%

III.

Substantial Risk of Harm

44,408

19,599

44.1%

IV.

Physical Abuse

17,535

4,846

27.6%

Brain Damage/Skull Fracture

137

56

40.9%

Subdural Hematoma

94

70

74.5%

Internal Injuries

64

27

42.2%

Burns

1,022

145

14.2%

Poison/Noxious Substances

126

21

16.7%

Wounds

45

19

42.2%

Bone Fractures

461

145

31.5%

Cuts and Bruises

15,271

4,271

28.0%

Human Bites

254

81

31.9%

Sprains/Dislocations

61

11

18.0%

V.

Sexual Abuse

12,061

5,578

46.2%

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

185

81

43.8%

Sexual Penetration

4,583

2,171

47.4%

Sexual Exploitation

1,477

668

45.2%

Sexual Molestation

5,816

2,658

45.7%

Neglect

80,532

23,752

29.5%

VI.

Blatant Disregard

5,144

3,199

62.2%

Death (Due To Neglect)

113

47

41.6%

Brain Damage/Skull Fracture

105

37

35.2%

Subdural Hematoma

22

11

50.0%

Internal Injuries

35

12

34.3%

Burns/Scalding

685

184

26.9%

Poison/Noxious Substances

118

42

35.6%

Wounds

28

10

35.7%

Bone Fracture

205

79

38.5%

Cuts and Bruises

897

260

29.0%

Human Bites

48

13

27.1%

Sprains/Dislocations

14

2

14.3%

Substance Misuse

2,800

2,476

88.4%

Mental Injury

74

26

35.1%

VII.

Environmental Neglect

31,657

7,200

22.7%

Inadequate Food

9,438

1,171

12.4%

Inadequate Shelter

6,178

2,312

37.4%

Inadequate Clothing

1,305

269

20.6%

Environmental Neglect

14,736

3,448

23.4%

VIII.

Lack of Health Care

6,361

1,712

26.9%

Medical Neglect

6,117

1,563

25.6%

Failure To Thrive

206

130

63.1%

Malnutrition

35

18

51.4%

Disabled Infant Neglect

3

1

33.3%

IX.

Lack of Supervision

37,370

11,641

31.2%

Inadquate Supervision

35,567

11,223

31.6%

Abandonment/Desertion

359

145

40.4%

Lock Out

1,444

273

18.9%

State Total

156,994

54,405

34.7%