Children in Out-of-Home Placements in Minnesota

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Definitions: Children who spent time in foster care, group homes, emergency shelter or residential treatment facilities during the year, including those formally placed with relatives.

Data Source: Minnesota Department of Human Services, Minnesota's Child Maltreatment Report (annual).

Footnotes: Number/rate listed under Faribault County and Martin County is a combined figure representing the sum of cases in both counties. Number/rate listed under Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood and Rock Counties is a combined figure representing the sum of cases in all six counties.

Additionally, beginning with 2016 data, number/rate listed under Cottonwood and Jackson Counties is a combined figure representing the sum of cases in both counties. Number/rate listed under Dodge, Steele and Waseca Counties is a combined figure representing the sum of cases in these three counties.