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Child Reports Family Reports Indication Rates Allegation Groups Indicated Allegation Groups

            Data Notes
            Child Reports consists of the number of children reported as alleged victims of maltreatment during each fiscal year. This count includes the sum of unique child-report-date combinations across the fiscal year. Indicated Child Reports consists of the number of child reports where at least one allegation is indicated or substantiated during the fiscal year. This count includes the sum of unique child-report-date combinations where at least of allegation is indicated/substantiated. Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015.

            All data in these charts is limited to closed investigations, and excludes records with either missing, unknown, or out-of-state/out-of-country locations.

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            Data Notes
            Family Reports consists of the number of families reported for alleged child maltreatment during the fiscal year. This count is the sum of unique family-report-date combinations during the fiscal year. If a family is reported more than once in a given year they are counted each time. Indicated Family Reports consists of the number of family reports where at least one allegation is indicated/substantiated during the fiscal year. The count includes the sum of unique family-report-date combinations during the fiscal year where at least one allegation is indicated/substantiated.Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015.

            All data in these charts is limited to closed investigations, and excludes records with either missing, unknown, or out-of-state/out-of-country locations.

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            Data Notes
            % of Indicated Family Reports is computed by taking the sum of indicated/substantiated family reports divided by the total number of family reports, and multiplying the result by 100. % of Indicated Child Reports is computed by taking the sum of indicated/substantiated child reports divided by the total number of child reports, and multiplying the result by 100.Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015.

            All data in these charts is limited to closed investigations, and excludes records with either missing, unknown, or out-of-state/out-of-country locations.

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            Data Notes
            These charts represent the percentage of all child reports for the fiscal year that include an allegation from one of four groups (see paragraph below). Please note that there is not a one-to-one relationship between allegations and reports; each report can include more than one allegation. Therefore, adding together the percentages of all four groups in these charts (for any given year and population) will likely result in a number greater than 100. Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015.

            The Groups
            The allegation groups represented are as follows: The Neglect group includes all Lack of Supervision, Environmental Neglect and Other Neglect allegations. The Physical and Other Abuse group includes all Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse and Substance Exposure allegations. The Sexual Abuse group includes all Sexual Abuse allegations. The Risk of Harm group includes all Substantial Risk of Sexual Abuse as well as Substantial Risk of Physical Abuse/Harm (by Abuse or by Neglect) allegations.

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            Data Notes
            These charts represent the percentage of all indicated child reports for the fiscal year that include an indicated allegation from one of four groups (see paragraph below). Please note that there is not a one-to-one relationship between indicated allegations and indicated reports; each indicated report can include more than one indicated allegation. Therefore, adding together the percentages of all four groups in these charts (for any given year and population) will likely result in a number greater than 100.Source: Children and Family Research Center, data from the Illinois DCFS Integrated Database. Extract date: September, 2015.

            The Groups
            The indicated allegation groups represented are as follows: The Neglect group includes all indicated Lack of Supervision, Environmental Neglect and Other Neglect allegations. The Physical and Other Abuse group includes all indicated Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse and Substance Exposure allegations. The Sexual Abuse group includes all indicated Sexual Abuse allegations. The Risk of Harm group includes all indicated Substantial Risk of Sexual Abuse as well as Substantial Risk of Physical Abuse/Harm (by Abuse or by Neglect) allegations.

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