Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics
Annual Report
Fiscal Year 1999

Allegation-Based Investigations

Table 11
Distribution of Reports by Allegation
Fiscal Year 1999

Allegation  Total
Harms
Total
Indicated
Harms
Percent
Indicated
Abuse 63,051 23,530 37.3%
I. Death (Due To Abuse) 68 42 61.8%
II. Emotional Abuse 2,104 456 21.7%
  Tying/Close Confinement 518 134 25.9%
  Substance Misuse 1,116 242 21.7%
  Torture 226 33 14.6%
  Mental Injury 244 47 19.3%
III. Substantial Risk of Harm 34,548 14,493 42.0%
         
IV. Physical Abuse 15,939 4,026 25.3%
  Brain Damage/Skull Fracture 147 65 44.2%
  Subdural Hematoma 108 69 63.9%
  Internal Injuries 83 45 54.2%
  Burns 860 127 14.8%
  Poison/Noxious Substances 141 30 21.3%
  Wounds 62 20 32.3%
  Bone Fractures 477 153 32.1%
  Cuts and Bruises 13,717 3,424 25.0%
  Human Bites 276 87 31.5%
  Sprains/Dislocations 68 6 8.8%
V. Sexual Abuse 10,392 4,513 43.4%
  Sexually Transmitted Diseases 117 51 43.6%
  Sexual Penetration 4,166 1,864 44.7%
  Sexual Exploitation 1,371 537 39.2%
  Sexual Molestation 4,738 2,061 43.5%
Neglect   71,582 18,881 26.4%
VI. Blatant Disregard 4,096 2,207 53.9%
  Death (Due To Neglect) 92 38 41.3%
  Brain Damage/Skull Fracture 91 29 31.9%
  Subdural Hematoma 22 13 59.1%
  Internal Injuries 31 5 16.1%
  Burns/Scalding 601 125 20.8%
  Poison/Noxious Substances 119 22 18.5%
  Wounds 37 9 24.3%
  Bone Fracture 199 70 35.2%
  Cuts and Bruises 816 174 21.3%
  Human Bites 69 12 17.4%
  Sprains/Dislocations 10 3 30.0%
  Substance Misuse 1,960 1,698 86.6%
  Mental Injury 49 9 18.4%
VII. Environmental Neglect 26,713 5,383 20.2%
  Inadequate Food 7,268 689 9.5%
  Inadequate Shelter 5,128 1,486 29.0%
  Inadequate Clothing 925 178 19.2%
  Environmental Neglect 13,392 3,030 22.6%
  Medical Neglect 5,553 1,111 20.0%
  Failure To Thrive 191 111 58.1%
  Malnutrition 45 22 48.9%
  Disabled Infant Neglect 8 2 25.0%
IX. Lack of Supervision 34,976 10,045 28.7%
  Inadequate Supervision 33,564 9,703 28.9%
  Abandonment/Desertion 307 143 46.6%
  Lock Out 1,105 199 18.0%
State Total   134,633 42,411 31.5%