Substantiated investigations of child neglect and abuse by ward in District of Columbia

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

Definitions: Child abuse/neglect: Physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, negligent maltreatment, or maltreatment of any child under age 18 by a person responsible for the child's welfare under circumstances that threaten or harm the child's health or safety
DC Children and Family Services Agency

NA = Number of substantiated investigations less than 10

Because a not unsubstantiated percentage of cases don't have a ward identified, the total number across identified wards may add up to less than the citywide total.

Last Updated May 2020