Substantiated cases of child abuse/neglect (Metro Council District) in Kentucky

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Definitions: The number and rate per 1,000 children ages 0-17 of child abuse/neglect cases where abuse or neglect was determined to have occurred. 

Data Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services, processed by the Kentucky State Data Center. Child population for the rate calculation from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census, processed by the Kentucky State Data Center.

Footnotes: Data sample was limited to the ability to geocode at the desired level of geography, therefore substantiated cases without a specified address, or without an address that could be geocoded were excluded. The numerator for the rate calculation is the average of the 2010, 2011, and 2012 data.