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NCJ Number: 47783 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: HAWAII - A STATISTICAL REPORT ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, 1975
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Hawaii Dept of Social Services and Housing
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 57
Sponsoring Agency: Hawaii Dept of Social Services and Housing
Honolulu, HI 96813
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STATISTICS ON CASES OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORTED TO THE PUBLIC WELFARE DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND HOUSING, IN HAWAII ARE PRESENTED.
Abstract: THE 1975, THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED 914 REPORTS OF ALLEGED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT, 423 OF WHICH WERE CONFIRMED. THE INCIDENCE OF REPORTED ABUSE AND NEGLECT WAS 3.2 PER 1,000 CHILDREN; THE ACTUAL INCIDENCE (CONFIRMED CASES) WAS 1.5 PER 1,000. THE 1975 STATISTICAL REPORT IS IN SIX SECTIONS: GENERAL INFORMATION TAKEN FROM ALL REPORTS (CONFIRMED AND UNCONFIRMED); CONFIRMED INFORMATION ON VICTIMS, VICTIMS' CARETAKERS, AND PERPETRATORS; ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN MILITARY FAMILIES; AND SEXUAL ABUSE. A TABLE SHOWING SUMMARY STATISTICS ON ABUSE AND NEGLECT FOR 1967 THROUGH 1975 IS PROVIDED. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE REPORT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: NEARLY 80 PERCENT OF ALL REPORTS WERE FROM OAHU; REPORTS WERE RECEIVED CONSISTENTLY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR; HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS REPORTED THE GREATEST NUMBER OF ABUSE CASES, WHILE NEIGHBORS REGISTERED THE MOST COMPLAINTS OF NEGLECT; NEARLY 80 PERCENT OF ABUSE INVOLVED MINOR PHYSICAL INJURIES; 75 PERCENT OF NEGLECT WAS IN THE FORM OF PHYSICAL NEGLECT (LACK OF SUPERVISION, ABANDONMENT); MORE GIRLS THAN BOYS WERE ABUSE VICTIMS, WHILE THE OPPOSITE WAS TRUE FOR NEGLECT; 37 PERCENT OF ABUSE VICTIMS AND 51.5 PERCENT OF NEGLECT VICTIMS WERE UNDER AGE 6; 55 PERCENT OF ABUSE VICTIMS LIVED WITH BOTH PARENTS, WHILE 47.8 PERCENT OF NEGLECTED CHILDREN LIVED WITH THEIR MOTHERS ONLY. OTHER FINDINGS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: 53 PERCENT OF THE FAMILIES OF ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN WERE RECEIVING GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE; CAUCASIAN AND PART-HAWAIIAN CHILDREN WERE THE VICTIMS IN MORE THAN HALF OF THE ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES; PERPETRATORS OF ABUSE WERE MOST OFTEN MEN IN THEIR 20'S AND 30'S, WHEREAS NEGLECT PERPETRATORS GENERALLY WERE WOMEN IN THEIR 20'S AND 30'S; NEARLY HALF OF THE ABUSERS EXPLAINED THEIR BEHAVIOR AS A LOSS OF CONTROL WHILE ATTEMPTING TO DISCIPLINE THE CHILD; ONE-FOURTH OF ALL CONFIRMED CASES OF ABUSE AND ONE-FIFTH OF ALL NEGLECT CASES ON OAHU INVOLVED MILITARY FAMILIES. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child abuse; Child Sexual Abuse; Child victims; Hawaii; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Statistics; Victimization
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