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Investigations & Assessments (Rate)


Data Updated:
  • safety
  • investigations and assessments
  • maltreatment
  • cps
  • county
  • race/ethnicity
  • allegation

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Data Highlights

Recent: 2015


Low: 2008


High: 2013



This graph examines investigations and assessments of reported child abuse and/or neglect. It shows how many households, per 1,000, had at least one screened-in report.

Questions this graph can answer

  • Has the relative rate of households investigated changed over time?

  • Which counties had the highest rates of investigation in a given year?

  • Which races/ethnicities had the highest rates of investigation in a given year?

See also


All households with a screened-in report of concerns for child safety receive a CPS investigation or are assessed for other services, so the rate of investigations and assessments is a population-based rate of screened-in reports.