Number of Children with a Substantiated Report of Harm by Type of Harm
Figure 7 represents the number of Alaska’s children who were substantiated with the DHSS Division of Children’s Services as victims of child abuse and neglect. Counted in this data are children who had a report of harm which was investigated and harm substantiated. Each child is counted once for each type of harm substantiated.
The total number of substantiated reports of harm decreased between 2008 and 2009. In 2009 there were 3,397 substantiated victims.
Source: DHSS Office of Children’s Services
(ORCA ALLEGATION table; ORCA CPS_REPORT table; Research Unit INVESTIGATION table)