Substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect by region in Illinois

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Substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect by region

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: An investigation of suspected child abuse/neglect has revealed credible evidence that the abuse/neglect occurred by Fiscal Year. 

  1. Facility Reports: The alleged perpetrator of a report of suspected child abuse or neglect is a staff person in an institution, day care center, day care home, group home, foster home or school and is believed to have abused or neglected a child while acting in their professional capacity or a position of trust with the alleged victim.  
  2. Family Reports: A single investigation of suspected abuse/neglect. A family report can contain multiple adult subjects and children but for statistical purposes the report is counted only once.
  3. Indicated: An investigation of suspected child abuse/neglect has revealed credible evidence that the abuse/neglect occurred.
  4. Subsequent Oral Reports: The family has previously been "indicated" for abuse/neglect or there is a previous "pending" report of suspected abuse/neglect on file in the SACWIS system.

Note: All definitions are from the Six-Year Statistics on Child Protective Services report from the Department of Children and Family Services (see data source below).

Data Source: Illinois Department of Child and Family Services, Child Protective Services Report, available here