Indiana Child Abuse Statistics

http://in.gov/dcs/3197.htm

In State Fiscal Year 2012 there were 34 substantiated abuse and neglect fatalities: 15 due to abuse and 19
due to neglect. Compared to the 2008 figures, there were 12 less fatalities. There were 9 lessfatalities and
4 less fatalities due to neglect.

Of the 2012 fatalities, head trauma was the primary injury in cases of abuse fatalities and exposure
hazards was the primary cause of neglect.

Lake County had a total of 2 deaths in 2012, (1 by abuse and 1 by neglect.)

A pattern of stress factors statewide

  • 60% were children under 1 year of age.
  • Low income-49% of cases
  • Substance Abuse—25% of cases
  • Domestic violence in 10 % of cases.
  • 68% by biological parent
  • 17% by parents intimate partner

Check the link above for updated statistics as they come in

OUR MISSION IS TO PREVENT CHILD NEGLECT AND ABUSE THROUGH EDUCATION, INCREASED AWARENESS AND ADVOCACY