Definition: Percentage of abuse and neglect reports for children under age 18, by type of abuse (e.g., in 2015, 19.7% of child abuse and neglect reports in California were allegations of physical abuse).
Data Source: Webster, D., et al. California Child Welfare Indicators Project Reports, U.C. Berkeley Center for Social Services Research (Jun. 2016).
Footnote: A child is counted only once (per year, per county); if a child has more than one allegation in a year, they are counted in the category considered most severe. Reports include substantiated, inconclusive, unfounded, and assessment-only referrals, as well as those "not yet determined." For more information on 'Substantial Risk,' please visit: http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/lettersnotices/entres/getinfo/acl07/PDF/07-52.pdf. LNE (Low Number Event) refers to data that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 180 reports of child abuse and neglect.