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Child Abuse Reporting Statistics 1992-2007
Child abuse and the processes associated with the identification and management of possible abuse are defined under the Children Youth and Families Act 2005.  Child abuse is an act by parents or caregivers which endangers a child or young person's physical or emotional health or development. Child abuse can be a single incident, but usually takes place over time.  In Victoria, under the Children Youth and Families Act 2005 a child or young person is a person under eighteen years of age.

Sheet 1 (Sheet1)

Child Protection Victoria
Statistics are principally sourced from CASIS 1993-2005; CRIS 2006 - onwards
Annual Notifications of all Forms of Abuse, Victoria: 1993 to 2007
Year Annual Notifications
1993-94 * 26685
1994-95 31699
1995-96 29984
1996-97 31769
1997-98 33164
1998-99 34761
1999-00 36808
2000-01 36966
2001-02 37976
2002-03 37635
2003-04 36956
2004-05 37489
2005-06 37926
2006-07 38432
* Legislation for Mandatory Reporting of sexual and physical abuse was introduced in 1993-1994
Flowthrough of Notifications, Victoria
Stage 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
Notifications 36966 37976 37635 36956 37489 37926 38432
Investigations 13205 13211 12769 12259 11888 11543 11296
Substantiations 7608 7687 7287 7412 7441 7695 6920
Protection Applications NA NA NA NA 2503 2887 3119
Notification Rates by Abuse Types, Victoria
Year 1998-99 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
Physical 3708 8858 9079 9174 9099 9395 NA 10981
Neglect 5272 12224 12100 11931 NA NA NA 11493
Emotional 2972 11630 12366 12140 NA NA NA 12438
Sexual 2450 4254 4431 4390 4358 4625 NA 3877
Flowthrough of Notifications, Investigations and Substantiations of Physical Abuse, Victoria
Year Notifications Investigations Substantiations
1992-93 3708 2651 1118
1993-94 8692 4552 1824
1994-95 7852 5011 2138
1995-96 6979 4338 1889
1996-97 7616 4422 1889
1997-98 7787 4408 1963
1998-99 9246 4624 2145
1999-00 8736 3952 2018
2000-01 8858 3963 1951
2001-02 9079 3909 1951
2002-03 9174 3715 1787
2003-04 9099 3478 1746
2004-05 9395 3295 1794
2005-06 NA NA 1905
2006-07 10981 4155 2231
Flowthrough of Notifications, Investigations and Substantiations of Sexual Abuse in Victoria
Year Notifications Investigations Substantiations
1992-93 2450 1679 577
1993-94 4093 2419 680
1994-95 4048 2060 665
1995-96 4368 2226 663
1996-97 4074 1924 555
1997-98 4480 2031 607
1998-99 4466 1878 533
1999-00 4128 1621 614
2000-01 4254 1691 591
2001-02 4431 1657 564
2002-03 4390 1694 562
2003-04 4358 1669 627
2004-05 4625 1747 660
2005-06 NA NA 704
2006-07 3877 1482 479

 

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