Substantiated Maltreatment While in Care
Rate per 100,000 Care-Days
Data HighlightsUnit: Substantiations of Maltreatment per 100,000 Care-Days
Recent: July 01, 2014
Low: July 01, 2011
High: July 01, 2005
This graph shows the number of substantiated reports of abuse or neglect per 100,000 care-days provided by Children's Administration. It can be interpreted as the probability that a child will be maltreated on a given day in care (if divided by 100,000).
Questions this graph can answer
How safe have children in out-of-home care been?
- How often have children in out-of-home care been abused or neglected while in care?
Placements in Family Settings, for a comparison of the types of family settings that children are placed in.
- Siblings by Number of Siblings, for the percentage of siblings placed together on a particular day, with a breakdown by the number of children in the family.
These rates have been calculated by dividing the number of substantiated cases of maltreatment among children in out-of-home care in a given year by the number of out-of-home care-days for all children for that year, times 100,000. As a point of reference, approximately 2.9 million care-days were provided in 2013; 100,000 care-days represent 3% to 4% of the care-days provided in a year.