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 2016, there were 18 abused or neglected children for every 1,000 in the 9-county Rochester region, its highest rate since 2000, and above the state rate of 16. 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. Monroe County had the lowest rate in the region at 14 per 1,000, much lower than the surrounding counties at 24 per 1,000. The rate in Yates County was higher than the surrounding counties, region and state, at 31 per 1,000. Every other county in the region except Monroe had a rate higher than the state in 2016. From 2000 to 2016, the rate doubled in Orleans County and increased by 100% in Yates, 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
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
United States999999999
NYS1314141314131616171919171615171416
NYS (excluding NYC)1414151415151616171717161514161616
Region1415151516151516161615141413151618
Monroe131313131414131213131111109111214
Surrounding Counties1717181919182022192122201919232324
Genesee1716171318161923151520182021242524
Livingston1515192016151719161613121512181921
Ontario1921212223202220182123201718212123
Orleans1217161718222628232830242119272526
Seneca2720242623262728292925222536305145
Wayne1617151817151619171921201815212123
Wyoming2019181619141719161814111414222019
Yates167141923202537414238454539293631

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
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
United States704,714693,485688,099651,180656,372656,361675,437683,261671,622
NYS63,07565,02365,12162,17263,87763,29076,79776,01479,35680,70779,66873,96671,38868,93171,41669,40371,182
NYS (excluding NYC)37,36439,34540,09639,26041,21540,73541,91342,28644,01144,98344,14640,89739,69538,98541,01340,37440,788
Region4,4244,4454,4924,5814,7664,4374,4544,5504,5474,6724,5494,2654,2344,0814,0474,2014,699
Monroe2,3722,4262,4052,4512,6012,4612,2462,1442,3072,2222,0101,9081,8671,7541,7521,9152,366
Surrounding Counties2,0522,0192,0872,1302,1651,9762,2082,4062,2402,4502,5392,3572,3672,3272,2952,2862,333
Genesee267245257195261236271318234243323298331348304321312
Livingston218226278288231212234255237236192188231192235247262
Ontario492525535546558480529478427496550479430451477485528
Orleans142193174186194239281295255311337276244221243224239
Seneca225166196203180203201211248253218196220319219180157
Wayne401425377438418361389460420460529512471384451438476
Wyoming204191179153177124150165179203157127153155185166158
Yates1034891121146121153224240248233281287257181225201

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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