Statistics on children, youth and families in Minnesota from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Children's Defense Fund–Minnesota
Children abused or neglected
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Definition and Source
N.A.: Some counties use a multi-county agency to handle allegations of child abuse and neglect; those cases are not included.
The rate is the number of these children (for whom a report of child abuse or neglect was substantiated by a county child protection worker) divided by the estimated total number of children and multiplied by 1,000.
N.A.: Rate not Available for 2021
Available: County Reports and Results (state.mn.us)
Due to implementation of Family Assessment Response (FAR, previously Alternative Response) rates prior to 2001 are not comparable to more recent data. FAR was implemented in all Minnesota counties by 2005.
Children's Defense Fund - Minnesota
Established in 1985, Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota (CDF-MN) is the only policy organization in Minnesota to focus solely on the needs of children. CDF–MN targets all Minnesota children, particularly children being raised in low-income households who suffer greater barriers to full participation in society as a result of being born into poverty. CDF–MN pays particular attention to the needs of our most vulnerable children — children of color, children from low-income families and children with disabilities. To achieve its goals, CDF-MN does advocacy, research, outreach and youth development.Learn More