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6.05 Child Abuse and Neglect

This page includes data that provide two perspectives on child abuse and neglect. The first data set, from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, include the number of reported cases of abuse or neglect of children under age 18. Child abuse can be physical, sexual, or emotional. Neglect is defined as failure, refusal, or inability on part of a caregiver—for reasons other than poverty—to provide necessary food, clothing, medical or dental care, or shelter so as to seriously endanger the physical health of the child. The second data set is from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and includes the percentage of adults reporting in the Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factor Survey that they had four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Sources

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Report

Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factor Survey

Notes

The ACE data for Calumet County is omitted because it is based on a sample size that is too small.