Children & Youth

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Source: New York State Kids' Well-being Indicator Clearinghouse

What does this measure?

The number of children in indicated Child Protective Service reports, expressed as a rate per 1,000 children under age 18. Indicated reports are those in which there is credible evidence that a child has experienced abuse, neglect or maltreatment from a parent or legal guardian. This includes sexual abuse committed or allowed by a parent or guardian.

Why is this important?

Children who have been abused or neglected may experience long-term psychological and emotional/behavioral consequences. Victims of abuse are also at higher risk of abusing their own children when they become parents.

How is our region performing?

In 2018, there were 20 abused or neglected children for every 1,000 in the 9-county Rochester region and above the state rate of 17. From 2000, the regional rate had fluctated between 14 and 16 until it reached its lowest rate of 13 in 2013. Since 2013, the rate has steadily risen. Wyoming County had the lowest rate in the region at 16 per 1,000 followed by Monroe County at 17, much lower than the surrounding counties at 26 per 1,000. The rate in Seneca County was higher than the surrounding counties, region and state, at 40 per 1,000. Every other county in the region except Wyoming had a rate higher than the state in 2018. From 2000 to 2018, the rate doubled in Yates County and almost tripled in Orleans, the largest increases in the region.

Notes about the data

Reports of abuse or neglect may be influenced by many factors such as outreach, education and media publicity. Additionally, it is unknown how many cases of abuse or neglect are never reported to authorities. Each child is counted only once in these data.

Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
United States9999999999
NYS13141413141316161719191716151714161717
NYS (excluding NYC)14141514151516161717171615141616161717
Region14151515161515161616151414131516181820
Monroe1313131314141312131311111091112141517
Surrounding Counties17171819191820221921222019192323242426
Genesee17161713181619231515201820212425243030
Livingston15151920161517191616131215121819211921
Ontario19212122232022201821232017182121232323
Orleans12171617182226282328302421192725262431
Seneca27202426232627282929252225363051452740
Wayne16171518171516191719212018152121232324
Wyoming20191816191417191618141114142220192316
Yates1671419232025374142384545392936312633

Source: New York State Kids' Well-being Indicator Clearinghouse
Notes: Rate is per 1,000 children under 18.




Number of Indicated Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
United States704,714693,485688,099651,180656,372656,361675,437683,221671,716673,830
NYS63,07565,02365,12162,17263,87763,29076,79776,01479,35680,70779,66873,96671,38868,93171,41669,40371,18275,32873,282
NYS (excluding NYC)37,36439,34540,09639,26041,21540,73541,91342,28644,01144,98344,14640,89739,69538,98541,01340,37440,78842,41142,394
Region4,4244,4454,4924,5814,7664,4374,4544,5504,5474,6724,5494,2654,2344,0814,0474,2014,6994,9145,356
Monroe2,3722,4262,4052,4512,6012,4612,2462,1442,3072,2222,0101,9081,8671,7541,7521,9152,3662,4972,765
Surrounding Counties2,0522,0192,0872,1302,1651,9762,2082,4062,2402,4502,5392,3572,3672,3272,2952,2862,3332,4172,591
Genesee267245257195261236271318234243323298331348304321312387390
Livingston218226278288231212234255237236192188231192235247262243260
Ontario492525535546558480529478427496550479430451477485528519522
Orleans142193174186194239281295255311337276244221243224239218282
Seneca225166196203180203201211248253218196220319219180157201297
Wayne401425377438418361389460420460529512471384451438476488497
Wyoming204191179153177124150165179203157127153155185166158193130
Yates1034891121146121153224240248233281287257181225201168213

Source: New York State Kids' Well-being Indicator Clearinghouse











Worse than NYS by 10% or more
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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
*No or multiple regional values for this indicator


Worse than NYS by 10% or more
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