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Substantiated child abuse/neglect cases in Tennessee

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Definition and Source



Unduplicated counts of child abuse and neglect cases for which sufficient evidence exists. Rate is per 1,000 child population younger than age 18. Data relate to state fiscal year (July-June).

Data Source

The Tennessee Department of Children's Services supplied case data. Population data were from the Division of Population Health Assessment, Tennessee Department of Health. The Kids Count division of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth calculated the rates.


2021 rate is based on 2020 population data.

Last Updated

October 2022