Number of confirmed child abuse or neglect victimes per 1,000 children
Decrease Child Abuse and Neglect
More of the Story
Tracking child abuse and neglect has proven difficult as it limits the count to reported, investigated, and finalized cases. If a reported case, for example, is not investigated and finalized, then it is not counted in this data. Confirmed victims of child abuse were at 5,999 in 2010 and decreased to 5,373 in 2019. The majority of these victims are under the age of five.
If you suspect child abuse or neglect, you can report it by calling the Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400.
Child Abuse or Neglect Victims
Decrease the number of child abuse or neglect victims by 25%
Margin of Error
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)