Index: Crime & Safety / Subcategory: Crime / Measure: Child Abuse

Child Abuse - Charts

Date updated: 03/19/2013

What this chart shows: Alleged Victims of Child Abuse by Gender & Age - Larimer County, 2012

Data Source: Larimer County Human Services - Children, Youth, & Family Division (data not available online)

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What the above data tell us: In Larimer County, slightly more males were reported as victims of child abuse than females. In 2012, most child abuse reports (38%) were for victims between 6 and 12 years of age, followed by victims under the age of 5 years old (33%).

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What this chart shows: Victims of Infant Abuse (Age <2) Initial Reports & Substantiated Cases - Larimer County, 2007-2012

Data Source: Larimer County Human Services - Children, Youth, & Family Division (data not available online)

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What the above data tell us: Over the last six years, the number of victims in initial reports of infant abuse peaked in 2010 at 752 cases, whereas the number of victims in substantiated reports of infant abuse peaked in 2007 at 149. Since 2007, the number of initial reports of infant abuse has remained fairly steady, whereas the number of substantiated cases has been generally declining.

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What this chart shows: Substantiated Abuse & Average Number of Children in Larimer County-Licensed and Colorado-Licensed Placements, FY 2007 - FY 2012

Data Source: Larimer County Human Services - Children, Youth, & Family Division (data not available online)

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What the above data tell us: Most abuse occurs in a child's home; however abuse can also occur in out-of-home placement. Out-of-home placements may be licensed by either Larimer County or Colorado. According to the Children, Youth & Family Division of Larimer County Human Services, the average number of children placed in Colorado-licensed placements has been declining because of a county-wide push to place children with relatives, particularly if they live in Larimer County. It has been determined that outcomes are normally better if children remain close enough for their parents to regularly visit them.

See Children in Out-of-Home Placement for more information on county- and state-licensed placements.

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Data Tables:

Reports of Alleged Child Abuse by Gender of Victim, Larimer County

 

Male

Female

#

%

#

%

2007

3,666

53%

3,208

47%

2008

3,851

53%

3,410

47%

2009

3,296

52%

3,043

48%

2010

3,429

51%

3,290

49%

2011

3,241

51%

3,120

49%

2012

3,838

52%

3,585

48%

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Reports of Alleged Child Abuse by Age of Victim, Larimer County

 

<5 Years

6-12 Years

13-18 Years

Unknown

Total

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

2007

2,281

33.2%

2,430

35.4%

1,681

24.5%

482

7.0%

6,874

100%

2008

2,370

32.6%

2,681

36.9%

1,924

26.5%

286

3.9%

7,261

100%

2009

2,381

37.8%

2,238

35.5%

1,471

23.4%

206

3.3%

6,296

100%

2010

2,600

37.7%

2,522

36.6%

1,589

23.0%

189

2.7%

6,900

100%

2011

2,331

35.5%

2,513

38.2%

1,520

23.1%

209

3.2%

6,573

100%

2012

2,336

34.4%

2,788

41.1%

1,473

21.7%

194

2.9%

6,791

100%

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Victims of Infant Abuse (Age <2) in Larimer County

Fiscal Year

Reports

Substantiated Reports

Percentage of Reports Substantiated

2007

697

149

21%

2008

713

124

17%

2009

709

85

12%

2010

752

73

10%

2011

636

50

8%

2012

727

59

8%

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Cases of Substantiated Abuse in Larimer County, County-Licensed and Colorado-Licensed Placements

Fiscal Year

Average Number of Children in County-Licensed Placements

Substantiated Reports of Abuse in County-Licensed Placements

Average Number of Children in Colorado-Licensed Placements

Substantiated Reports of Abuse in Colorado-Licensed Placements

2007

201

6

70

3

2008

194

3

77

2

2009

188

2

49

2

2010

148

2

34

0

2011

109

0

38

1

2012

102

0

41

2

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