Children Ages 0-8 in Investigated Families in Michigan

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Why This Indicator Matters

Each reported case of abuse or neglect is investigated and categorized based on the evidence collected and the safety risk for recurrence of abuse or neglect.
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Definitions: These numbers reflect a count of children ages 0-8 in families where an investigation of alleged child abuse or neglect occurred. Families may be investigated more than once in a given year and their children would be counted each time. The rate is per 1,000 children ages 0-8.

Data Source: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Protective Services.

The numbers for Wexford and Missaukee are combined for 1998-2007. Grand Traverse and Leelanau are combined for 2003-07. Mecosta and Osceola are combined for 2001-07.

Data for 2008 were found to be unreliable and have been removed.

Data for 2010-2012, Missaukee and Wexford counties were removed on 5/8/2019 due to quality concerns.