It’s alarming to think that child abuse occurs at all, especially in a small community like our own. Unfortunately the statistics and numbers don’t lie… which makes our job in helping to protect children and educate adults about abuse even more important.

National – 2016

economic impact child abuse
National Children's Advocacy Center (2016). Economic Impact of Child Abuse-Infographic. Huntsville, AL: Author.

Pennsylvania – 2017

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Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Annual Child Protective Services Report, 2017

Substantiated Child Abuse Reports

This map uses the number of children with substantiated reports of child abuse for every 1,000 children in each county. This approach takes into account di erent population sizes and allows for counties to be examined in comparable terms. Almost 75% of the state population under 18 years old lives in urban counties, and conversely, just over one quarter live in rural counties. The average substantiated rate for rural counties remained constant from 2016: 2.3; and increased in urban counties: from 1.4 to 1.6.

Bradford County – 2017

child abuse statistics
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Annual Child Protective Services Report, 2017

Sullivan County – 2017

child abuse statistics
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Annual Child Protective Services Report, 2017

The Children’s House/Child Advocacy Center – 2017

Source: 2017 CACHC Intake Records
Source: 2017 CACHC Intake Records