Substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect by region in Illinois

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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).

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. 

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.

Indicated: An investigation of suspected child abuse/neglect has revealed credible evidence that the abuse/neglect occurred.

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.

Data Source: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. 2021. Six-Year Statistics on Child Protective Services. Springfield, IL. Retrieved March 16, 2021 (https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/aboutus/newsandreports/Documents/ESS_Protective_Services.pdf).