APS 3.2 Investigations: Types of Abuse by Region with Demographics FY2014-2023

data.texas.gov | Last Updated 5 Feb 2024

Types of Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation - A single APS case can have more than one allegation. Neglect is the failure to provide the protection, food, shelter, or care necessary to avoid emotional harm or physical injury. The alleged perpetrator of the neglect may be the victim or the victim's caregiver. There are three types of neglect allegations: Physical Neglect, Medical Neglect, and Mental Health Neglect. Other allegation types include: Financial Exploitation, Physical Abuse, Emotional or Verbal Abuse, or Sexual Abuse. The population totals do not match prior DFPS Data Books, printed or ontline. Past population estimates are adjusted based on the U.S. Census data as it becomes available. This is important to keep the data in line with current best practices, but will cause some past counts, such as Abuse/Neglect Victims per 1,000 Texas Children, to be recalculated. Population Data Source - Population Estimates and Projections Program, Texas State Data Center, Office of the State Demographer and the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio. Current population estimates and projections for all years from 2014 to 2023 as of December 2023. Visit dfps.state.tx.us for information on all DFPS programs.

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This dataset has the following 8 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeSample Values
Fiscal Yearfiscal_yeartext
Victim Gendervictim_gendertext
Victim Race/Ethnicityvictim_race_ethnicitytext
Victim Age Groupvictim_age_grouptext
Type of Allegationtype_of_allegationtext
Allegation Dispositionallegation_dispositiontext
# of Allegations_of_allegationsnumber