November 2013 - Winnebago County’s Child Abuse Rate More Than Double State Average

November 2013 - Winnebago County’s Child Abuse Rate More Than Double State Average

Winnebago County’s child abuse rate is more than double the state average.Winnebago County has 17.8 “indicated” cases of child abuse per 1,000 children, which ranks 15th highest of 102 counties in Illinois, according to data from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. An “indicated” case means evidence was found to support a claim of abuse or neglect. The state average is 8.2 cases per 1,000 children. View the entire article here.

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