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Number of children in reports to Department of Community Based Services for suspected abuse/neglect in Kentucky

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Number of children in reports to the Department for Community Based Services for suspected neglect, physical abuse or sexual abuse that met criteria as a report of abuse/neglect for the reported year.

Data Source

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


This data is an unduplicated count, meaning a child is only counted once even if he/she were involved in multiple reports to DCBS throughout the year. 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. Data reflect county of case manager location.

S= number is suppressed for fewer than 6 children.

Updated 7/26/2023

Last Updated

July 2023