Families
Child Abuse and Neglect
Source: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect (True Reports)
2017
Arkansas County5.0
Ashley County6.4
Baxter County8.8
Benton County4.8
Boone County12.4
Bradley County9.1
Calhoun County11.0
Carroll County8.9
Chicot County8.4
Clark County5.1
Clay County8.9
Cleburne County13.2
Cleveland County7.6
Columbia County6.3
Conway County12.8
Craighead County7.1
Crawford County9.4
Crittenden County6.1
Cross County7.2
Dallas County9.9
Desha County6.3
Drew County6.7
Faulkner County6.1
Franklin County9.9
Fulton County20.3
Garland County7.7
Grant County7.6
Greene County15.0
Hempstead County6.5
Hot Spring County8.5
Howard County4.1
Independence County7.6
Izard County16.0
Jackson County11.0
Jefferson County5.8
Johnson County12.5
Lafayette County7.8
Lawrence County8.6
Lee County4.3
Lincoln County4.7
Little River County8.0
Logan County15.3
Lonoke County6.9
Madison County11.3
Marion County10.5
Miller County7.0
Mississippi County7.1
Monroe County11.2
Montgomery County6.7
Nevada County9.1
Newton County9.6
Ouachita County7.9
Perry County7.7
Phillips County8.2
Pike County9.4
Poinsett County13.6
Polk County10.9
Pope County7.3
Prairie County5.0
Pulaski County4.3
Randolph County10.5
Saline County5.7
Scott County11.1
Searcy County9.3
Sebastian County10.1
Sevier County6.0
Sharp County16.8
St. Francis County9.2
Stone County9.2
Union County6.8
Van Buren County8.9
Washington County7.4
White County9.0
Woodruff County18.3
Yell County8.7

Source: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Notes: Rate is per 1,000 children under 18.




Number of True Reports
2017
Arkansas County22
Ashley County32
Baxter County67
Benton County349
Boone County109
Bradley County25
Calhoun County11
Carroll County57
Chicot County22
Clark County25
Clay County29
Cleburne County68
Cleveland County15
Columbia County35
Conway County64
Craighead County198
Crawford County152
Crittenden County87
Cross County31
Dallas County17
Desha County20
Drew County30
Faulkner County186
Franklin County43
Fulton County53
Garland County163
Grant County33
Greene County173
Hempstead County39
Hot Spring County62
Howard County15
Independence County72
Izard County41
Jackson County40
Jefferson County99
Johnson County85
Lafayette County11
Lawrence County34
Lee County8
Lincoln County12
Little River County23
Logan County78
Lonoke County136
Madison County45
Marion County32
Miller County78
Mississippi County85
Monroe County18
Montgomery County12
Nevada County18
Newton County16
Ouachita County45
Perry County18
Phillips County43
Pike County24
Poinsett County82
Polk County54
Pope County116
Prairie County9
Pulaski County414
Randolph County43
Saline County167
Scott County28
Searcy County16
Sebastian County330
Sevier County30
Sharp County64
St. Francis County56
Stone County24
Union County69
Van Buren County31
Washington County444
White County180
Woodruff County27
Yell County48

Source: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Notes: Number of reports of maltreatment or abuse found to be true.



NATIONAL RANKING
40

OUT OF 51
2015

STATE TREND

Decreasing


12.6

2017

What does this measure?

The number of children in reports of maltreatment or abuse of children under age 18 found to be true, expressed as a rate per 1,000 children.

Why is this important?

Child abuse and neglect affect children's health now and into the future. Children experiencing maltreatment can suffer from poor mental and physical health well into adulthood.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2015, 13 children per 1,000 reported to be abused or neglected, down from nearly 16 in 2011 but higher than the national rate of 9. This makes Arkansas 40th in the nation for this indicator. Among major racial and ethnic groups, rates were highest for white children at 13.7, and were 12.5 for black children, 6.9 for Hispanic children and 1.4 for Asian children.

County-level data was only available as number of true reports (not children in reports). In 2017, counties with the highest rates of reports per 1,000 children were Izard, Sharp, Woodruff and Fulton at 16 or more, and those with the lowest were Howard, Pulaski, Benton, Lee and Lincoln with less than 5.

Notes about the data

State and national data report the number of victims of child abuse and neglect, expressed as a rate per 1,000 children under 18. A child maltreatment victim is defined as a child who is the subject of a substantiated, indicated, or "alternative response" maltreatment report. A child is counted only once as a victim regardless of the number of times he or she was found to be a victim during the reporting year. For subgroups, the traditional race and ethnicity breakdown displays non-Hispanic race categories and Hispanic children of any race. State and national data and subgroup data breakouts are from the U.S. Administration for Children and Families.

Child-level data was not available for counties. County data reflects the number of reports found to be true in each county, per 1,000 children in the county.




Source: Arkansas Department of Human Services, U.S. Administration for Children and Families


Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect (Child Victims)
2012201320142015201620172011
Arkansas14.613.312.912.813.612.6

Source: Arkansas Department of Human Services, U.S. Administration for Children and Families
Notes: Rate is per 1,000 children under 18.




Number of Child Victims of Abuse and Neglect
2012201320142015201620172011
Arkansas10,9279,9699,6759,54310,1179,364

Source: Arkansas Department of Human Services, U.S. Administration for Children and Families
Notes: Number of children involved in reports of maltreatment or abuse which the state found to be true.






Source: U.S. Administration for Children and Families


Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect by Race/Ethnicity
Alaska Native/American IndianAsianBlackHispanicNative Hawaiian/Other Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite
Arkansas3.31.712.56.99.827.913.7

Source: U.S. Administration for Children and Families
Notes: Rate is per 1,000 children under 18.




Number of Child Victims of Abuse and Neglect, by Race/Ethnicity
Alaska Native/American IndianAsianBlackHispanicNative Hawaiian/Other Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite
Arkansas18181,592571287096,176

Source: U.S. Administration for Children and Families
Notes: A child maltreatment victim is defined as a child who is the subject of a substantiated, indicated, or 'alternative response' maltreatment report. A child is counted only once as a victim regardless of the number of times he or she was found to be a victim during the reporting year. The traditional race and ethnicity breakdown displays non-Hispanic race categories and Hispanic children of any race.









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Maintaining
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Not Applicable
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Maintaining
Volunteering Decreasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Decreasing
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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