Statistics

CY 2018 – 65 Substantiated Child Fatalities from Abuse/Neglect

To view the latest Indiana Department of Child Services Annual Report of Child Fatalities for the Calendar year of 2018, please click here.

According to the Report: 

  • 22 (34%) of the fatalities were due to abuse

  • 43 (66%) were due to neglect

  • 52 (80%) of the fatality victims were 3 years or younger

  • The counties with the highest numbers were Lake (8) and Madison (5)

  • 30 (46%) were declared to be homicides

  • 16 (25%) died because of abusive head trauma

  • 8 (12%) died from drowning

  • 8 (12%) died from poisoning/acute intoxication

  • 44 (68%) were injured in their own homes