"Abuse" means any willful act or threatened act that results in any physical, mental, or sexual injury or harm that causes or is likely to cause the child's physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired. Abuse of a child includes acts or omissions.
Child maltreatment and abuse is one of the greatest socil maladies of our time. Tracking statistics helps quantify, if only superficially, the significance of the problem.
In 2019, the rate per 100,000 of Children experiencing child abuse ages 5-11 in Alachua County was 540.1 compared to Florida at 662.7. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Alachua County is in the second quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, there are more Children experiencing child abuse ages 5-11 in about half of the counties, and less in about one quarter of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. When fewer than 51 counties have data or zero values, no quartile map will be presented.Links: Healthy People 2030|Other Resource
Children experiencing child abuse ages 5-11, Rate Per 100,000 Population 5-11, 2019
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Children experiencing child abuse ages 5-11, Rate Per 100,000 Population 5-11, Single Year