Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics
Annual Report
Fiscal Year 2000

Report Volume During Fiscal Year 2000

Figure 1
Incoming Calls to the State Central Register
Fiscal Years 1990-2000

 

Table 1
Number of Children
Reported As Abused or Neglected

Fiscal
Year
Children
 Reported

Percent of
Change From
Previous Year

1986

70,425  
1989 102,230 8.7%
1990 103,420 1.2%
1991 107,307 3.8%
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 114,007 -4.6%
1999 106,898 -6.2%
2000 103,513 -3.2
*Number of children reported is a duplicated count.

 

Table 2
Number of Children
Indicated for  Abuse and Neglected

Fiscal
Year
Children
Indicated
Percent of
Change From
Previous  Fiscal Year
1990 38,209 -6.7%
1991 37,304 -2.4%
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 36,855 -11.9%
1999 33,832 -8.2%
2000 32,857 -2.9%

 

Demographics 

TABLE 3
Age, Gender, Ethnic Group
Children Reported as Abused and Neglected  
Fiscal Year 2000

Child Characteristics Number of Unique
Children

Percent

Rate per
1,000
Age of Child  
00-02 19,371 22.3% 36.8
03-05 17,842 20.1% 31.8
06-09 22,063 25.4% 30.2
10-13 16,348 18.8% 23.7
14-17 11,125 12.8% 16.1
Age not reported 584 0.7%  
Gender of Child   
Male 42,036 48.3% 25.7
Female 43,774 50.3% 28.2
Gender not reported 1,163 1.3%  
Child's Ethnic Group  
White 41,157 47.3% 20.4
Black 33,382 38.4% 55.8
Hispanic 8,445 9.7% 18.8
Other/Not Specified 3,989 4.6%  
Total 86,973 100.0% 27.3

 

Table 4
Age, Gender, Ethnic Group
Children Indicated for Abuse and Neglect
Fiscal Year 2000

Child Characteristics Number of Unique
Children Indicated
Percent Rate per
1,000
Age of Child  
00-02 7,925 27.2% 15.1
03-05 5,630 19.3% 10.3
06-09 7,066 24.2% 9.7
10-13 5,227 17.9% 7.6
14-17 3,286 11.3% 4.7
Age not reported 25 0.1%  
Gender of Child      
Male 13,853 47.5% 8.5
Female 15,148 51.9% 9.7
Gender not reported 158 0.5%  
Child's Ethnic Group  
White 13,908 47.7% 6.9
Black 11,491 39.4% 19.2
Hispanic 2,631 9.0% 5.8
Other/Not Specified 1,129 3.9%  
Total 29,159 100.0% 9.1

*Number of children indicated is an unduplicated count within the state