Confirmed Victims of Abuse and/or Neglect, Ages 0-5 in Michigan

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Why This Indicator Matters

Experiencing abuse or neglect as a child is one adverse childhood experience (ACE) that hinders healthy development and outcomes in adulthood.
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Definitions: The count is of confirmed victims ages 0-5. Children may be counted twice if there was evidence of two separate cases of abuse found. The rate is the number per 1,000 children ages 0-5.

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

Population estimates are from the Census Bureau.


The numbers for Wexford/Missaukee are combined for 1998-2007. Grand Traverse/Leelanau are combined from 2003-07. Mecosta and Osceola are combined for 2001-07. In 1999 numbers for Alger/Marquette and Houghton/Keweenaw were combined.

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.