Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics
Annual Report
Fiscal Year 1999

Report Volume During Fiscal Year 1999

Figure 1
Incoming Calls to the State Central Register
Fiscal Years 1989-99

 

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 106,893 -6.2%

 

Table 2
Number of Children
Indicated for  Abuse and Neglected

Fiscal
Year
Children
Indicated
Percent of
Change From
Previous  Fiscal Year

1986

33,857  
1989 40,932 -1.0%
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 36,874 -11.9%
1999 33,926 -8.0%

 

Demographics 

TABLE 3
Age, Gender, Ethnic Group
Children Reported as Abused and Neglected  
Fiscal Year 1999

Child Characteristics Number of Unique
Children

Percent

Rate per
1,000
Age of Child  
00-02 20,268 22.7% 38.6
03-05 18,466 20.6% 33.6
06-09 23,032 25.7% 31.6
10-13 16,101 18.0% 23.3
14-17 10,860 12.1% 15.7
Age not reported 737 0.8%  
Gender of Child   
Male 43,697 48.8% 26.8
Female 44,460 49.7% 28.6
Gender not reported 1,307 1.5%  
Child's Ethnic Group  
White 42,375 47.4% 21.0
Black 35,148 39.3% 58.7
Hispanic 8,229 9.2% 18.3
Other/Not Specified 3,712 4.1%  
Total 89,464 100.0% 28.1

 

Table 4
Age, Gender, Ethnic Group
Children Indicated for Abuse and Neglect
Fiscal Year 1999

Child Characteristics Number of Unique
Children Indicated
Percent Rate per
1,000
Age of Child  
00-02 8,251 27.3% 15.7
03-05 5,946 19.7% 10.8
06-09 7,539 24.9% 10.3
10-13 5,317 17.6% 7.7
14-17 3,153 10.4% 4.6
Age not reported 22 0.1%  
Gender of Child      
Male 14,554 48.1% 8.9
Female 15,509 51.3% 10.0
Gender not reported 165 0.5%  
Child's Ethnic Group  
White 14,585 48.2% 7.2
Black 11,789 39.0% 19.7
Hispanic 2,756 9.1% 6.1
Other/Not Specified 1,098 3.6%  
Total 30,228 100.0% 9.5

*Rate per 1,000 children under age 18 based on the 1990 U.S. Census.