Data represents reports appropriate for investigation during the fiscal year by the Child Protective Services Central Registry for children ages 0-17. If more than one report is taken regarding the same incident for the same child/family, it is only counted once in the data shown here. If a report involves several children in the same household, it only counts as one report.
The data for each time frame is reported from October 1 of the previous year to September 30 of the reported year. For example, data for the year 2000, is based on data collected from October 1, 1999
to September 30, 2000.
Department of Child Safety, Reports, Child Welfare Category, Semi-Annual Child Welfare Reporting Requirements
; Tables 2, & 3.