According to Kids Count Data Center, neglect is reported more often in Elkhart than physical or sexual abuse. However, sexual abuse reports have a higher percentage of being substantiated. are the stats reported in 2016:
- 448 Neglect cases reported, 10.9% substantiated
- 62 physical cases reported, 5.3% substantiated
- 86 sexual assault cases reported, 18.8% substantiated.
CAPS serves a great community that encourages and supports the mission to ensure all children live a life free from abuse and neglect. Let’s keep working to decrease these numbers.
Resource link: Kids Count Data Center