Number of reports per investigation and alternative response worker in child protective services in the U.S. in 2015, by state

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Number of cases per worker
Alabama 50
Alaska 149
Arizona 33
Arkansas 69
Delaware 73
Hawaii 49
Idaho 43
Illinois 118
Indiana 144
Iowa 111
Kansas 104
Kentucky 52
Louisiana 124
Maine 74
Massachusetts 142
Michigan 66
Minnesota 65
Mississippi 40
Missouri 131
Montana 53
National average72
Nebraska 70
Nevada 76
New Hampshire 131
New Jersey 50
New Mexico 108
North Carolina 71
Oklahoma 66
Oregon 70
Puerto Rico101
Rhode Island 115
South Dakota 57
Tennessee 79
Texas 54
Utah 205
Vermont 67
Virginia 60
Washington 81
West Virginia 79
Wisconsin 104

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This statistic shows the number of completed reports per investigation and alternative response worker in child protective services in the U.S. in 2015, by state. In 2015, investigation and alternative response workers in Utah had an average of 205 cases.
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January 2017
United States
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Based on State submissions to National Child Absuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) of alleged child abuse and neglect. NCANDS collects case level data on children who received child protective services response in the form of an investigative or alternative response. Each state has its own definition of child abuse and neglect based on standards set by federal law. Child abuse is defined as any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation; or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk or serious harm.
There was no data available for: New York, Georgia, Ohio, North Dakota, South Carolina, Maryland, Colorado, California, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, Pennsylvania .

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