Children and Youth
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect

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Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect

What does this measure?

The number of children in indicated Child Protective Service reports, expressed as a rate per 1,000 children under age 18. Indicated reports are those in which there is credible evidence that a child has experienced abuse, neglect or maltreatment from a parent or legal guardian. This includes sexual abuse committed or allowed by a parent or guardian.

Why is this important?

Children who have been abused or neglected may experience long-term psychological and emotional/behavioral consequences. Victims of abuse are also at higher risk of abusing their own children when they become parents.

How is the region performing?

In 2022, there were 10 abused children for every 1,000 in the Mid-Hudson Valley region, lower than the state (excluding New York City) rate of 14. Since 2010, the region's rate of child abuse has decreased by 42%, while the state decreased 20%. Child abuse rates were consistently lower in Orange and Putnam counties (8 and 7 per 1,000 in 2022) while rates were highest in Greene (27 per 1,000), Sullivan (15 per 1,000) and Columbia (14 per 1,000).

Notes about the data

Reports of abuse or neglect may be influenced by many factors such as outreach, education and media publicity. Additionally, it is unknown how many cases of abuse or neglect are never reported to authorities. Each child is counted only once in these data.

Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Region1314141315131514161817151413141313141314111110
Columbia2732302720182421242423151415262121191923212114
Dutchess1616161318141716182321181614161515171516121111
Greene1410141610131715132627232223252923222127273127
Orange101112121210111113121291010998989898
Putnam57781010888898776887710667
Sullivan2018201920262429262725252626282323232425181315
Ulster1212121216151619181921201712171415171718131411
NYS (excluding NYC)1414151415151616171717161514161616171718161614
U.S.99999999999988

Source: New York State Kids' Well-being Indicator Clearinghouse
Notes: Rate is per 1,000 children under 18.




Number of Indicated Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Region3,6923,8583,9283,7534,1583,7404,0934,0764,0084,4034,3753,8413,7233,4613,6433,4183,3803,5863,3423,3922,6512,6672,456
Columbia413486452394290262343299375379351237214237324264260235234247211210139
Dutchess1,1061,1641,1229311,2739851,1781,1201,1441,4031,3231,1251,0709231,0259629401,054929893651581578
Greene155110150177110135175156136273279246245259228267216203203218207235211
Orange1,0281,1221,1811,2161,2481,0511,1461,0901,042987982815872890866862856943798865786895784
Putnam124168181202259256205197180165186166163161130192181161148198107116124
Sullivan369329351336349442419485435468423447467477483393406398425391291212263
Ulster497479491497629609627729696728831805692514587478521592605580398418357
NYS (excluding NYC)37,36439,34540,09639,26041,21540,73541,91342,28644,01144,98344,14640,89739,69538,98541,01340,37440,78842,41142,39442,00637,14137,66032,286
U.S.704,714693,485688,099651,180656,372656,361675,437683,221671,716673,630677,411656,251618,399588,229

Source: New York State Kids' Well-being Indicator Clearinghouse




INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Decreasing
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Types Not Applicable
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Increasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Decreasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Economic Background Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Economic Background Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Decreasing
Education Levels of Adults Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income Maintaining
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Maintaining
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Seniors Living in Poverty Increasing
Veterans Living in Poverty Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Decreasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
Babies with Low Birth Weights Increasing
People Living wth HIV Increasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Increasing
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Cost of Renting Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing
Domestic Violence Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable


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