Change Indicator

Number of child abuse/neglect investigations by type in Kentucky

Number of child abuse/neglect investigations by type

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source



Number of reports to the Dept. for Community Based Services for suspected neglect, physical abuse or sexual abuse referred to, and investigated by DCBS for the reported year.

Data Source

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services.


Due to a change in the source's data collection system, it is recommended that users compare a given geographies' data starting with CY 2014 to subsequent years, but refrain from comparing the referenced time period and beyond to prior years.

Updated 4/30/2018

Last Updated

May 2018