Suspected victims of child abuse and neglect

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Definitions: This indicator represents the number of children involved in assessments made to the North Dakota Department of Human Services (NDDHS) where there is the suspicion of child abuse or neglect (see “Child Abuse and Neglect Reports” for detailed definitions of abuse and neglect and a description of the assessment process).

The denominator for the percentage is the total child population ages 0 through 17 in respective geographic areas.

Data Source: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Children and Family Services.

Footnotes: GEOGRAPHY - Data reflect the location of the assessment. Data for McLean County in FFY 2016 and FFY 2017 include Mercer, McLean, Oliver and Sheridan counties (i.e., Dakota Central Social Services). DATE - 1996 through 2005 data reflect the Calendar Year (January 1 - December 31). Beginning with 2006 data, the numbers reflect the Federal Fiscal Year (October 1 - September 30). NOTE - In an effort to coordinate with federal reporting procedures, data regarding child abuse and neglect are presented for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) (October-September) rather than for the Calendar Year (CY) (January-December). While trends are consistent between the two reporting procedures, please use caution when comparing FFY data (beginning with 2006 data) with CY data (1996 through 2005).  LIMITATIONS - Reports on child abuse and neglect from tribal lands are processed separately and are not included in these numbers.  Data are not reported for geographies where the number of child abuse and neglect reports is five or less. In these cases, "LNE" is indicated for Low Number Events.