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The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health | July 12, 2012

See New Child Abuse Data for Your Community

California’s rate of substantiated (verified) cases of child abuse and neglect declined from 12 cases per 1,000 children ages 0-17 in 1998 to 9.1 in 2011, according to recently updated data on The majority of the state's counties also saw declines during this period. Children ages 0-5 continue to make up the largest percentage of substantiated cases of child abuse/neglect statewide; they comprised 45% of all cases in 2011, up from 40% in 1998. Find these and other data related to child abuse for your county>>

Local Data on Child Abuse and Neglect

Putting Child Abuse and Neglect into Context

Children who are abused or neglected, including those who witness domestic violence, often exhibit emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems, such as anxiety, depression, suicidal behavior, difficulty in school, use of alcohol and other drugs, and early sexual activity. Abuse, particularly experienced when children are young, causes stress that can disrupt early brain and physical development, placing mistreated young children at higher risk for health problems as adults. Children who are abused or neglected also are more likely to repeat the cycle of violence by entering into violent relationships as teens and adults or abusing their own children. Learn more>>

Kidsdata Tip: "See Related Data"

When viewing any indicator on, click “See Related Data” in the left margin to find similar data. For example, when viewing child abuse and neglect data, click “See Related Data” for a list of related indicators, including data on dating violence, foster care, and more. Mascot
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Neglect – not physical, emotional, or sexual abuse – accounts for the majority of substantiated child abuse/neglect cases in California. Mascots is a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation of Children's Health, which uses data to promote the health and well being of children.
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