|AFRA EDITORIALS |
By Leonard Henderson
January 18, 2011 UPDATE to March 26, 2010 story based on NEW 2009 report
|Child Maltreatment 2009: Summary |
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
How many allegations of maltreatment were reported and received an investigation or assessment for abuse and neglect?
During Federal fiscal year 2009, an estimated 3.3 million referrals, involving the alleged maltreatment of approximately 6.0 million children, were received by CPS agencies. Of these referrals, 61.9 percent were screened in for a response by CPS agencies.
Of the 61.9% screened IN, 75% of those were determined NO ABUSE.
[The math= 75% of 61.9%= 46.425%. So 38.1%+46.425%=84.525%]
I do notice that now they are reporting 0.1% intentionally false. I am willing to bet that is really more like 50%.
Here's our original March 26, 2010 story-