Children confirmed to have been victims of abuse or neglect by age group in Louisiana

Change Indicator

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

Definitions:

Number - the unduplicated number of children confirmed to have been victims of child abuse or neglect during a calendar year.
Rate - the unduplicated number of children confirmed to have been victims of child abuse or neglect per 1,000 children in that age group.

Data Source:

Child victim data -  Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, by special request. Population data - Puzzanchera, C., Sladky, A. and Kang, W. (2020). "Easy Access to Juvenile Populations: 1990-2019." Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezapop/

Footnotes:

Child welfare data is reported according to the location of the DCFS office through which the case is handled. Some parishes do not have a DCFS office that handles child welfare cases, and children in those parishes are served by offices in the nearest parish. Geographies reported here reflect instances in which one parish office serves children in multiple parishes (e.g. Jefferson Parish's offices also serve children in Plaquemines and St. Bernard). 

2017-2019 data does not include any investigations considered to be ongoing, and are therefore subject to future revision and increases. We therefore encourage users to interpret data for these years as the minimum number of confirmed victims and to use caution in interpreting apparent decreases, particularly with the 2019 data.

LNE (low number event) - a number or rate based on more between one and five children 

Updated December 1, 2020