Rate of substantiated child abuse (per 1,000) by county

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Definitions: This indicator measures the rate per 1,000 children ages 0-17 who are reported to have experienced substantiated abuse (sexual, physical or emotional) or neglect.

Data Source: California Department of Social Services & University of California at Berkeley, Child Welfare Dynamic Report System. "2014 California Child Population (0-17) and Children with Child Maltreatment Allegations, Substantiations, and Entries Substantiations," . (Accessed July 7, 2015).

Footnotes: The reported rate (both state and county) is computed by dividing the unduplicated count of children with a substantiated allegation by the child population and multiplying by 1,000.

Asterisks* An asterisk indicates that data should be interpreted with caution. Asterisks were used to note low number of events (fewer than 10) or unstable data with large confidence intervals. Data or estimates with low numbers and large confidence intervals indicate that a data point may not be a true representation of the larger population. NA (Not Available) Data that are not available are noted as NA. The most frequent reasons for using the NA annotation include the unavailability of longitudinal data, data suppression from the original data source due to a low number event, or statistically unstable estimates.