Verified Cases of Child Abuse/Neglect Decline in California

In California and nationwide, rates of substantiated child abuse and neglect cases are falling. Child welfare experts differ on the reasons for the decline, but many suggest that public awareness and prevention programs, as well as changes in how cases are investigated, may play a role.

In 2012, there were 487,016 reported allegations of child abuse and neglect in California.

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