Child abuse and neglect in Michigan at
HALF OF THE CHILDREN ARE AT OR BELOW POVERTY LEVEL!!!!
The number of abused and neglected children in Michigan has risen to its highest level in more than 25 years.
Across the state, 34,777 children were confirmed to be victims of abuse or neglect in the 12 months starting in October 2014, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
The number of children victimized equates to a rate of 15.6 per 1,000 children statewide, the highest rate Michigan has seen since 1990, according to data reported by the Michigan League for Public Policy.
Eight counties have rates of child abuse and neglect that are at least twice as high as the state rate. Michigan had the lowest rate in 1993 when 7.7 out of 1,000 children statewide were found to be victims of child abuse or neglect. In the 12 months starting in October 2014, the state investigated homes of 247,742 children reported to be abused or neglected.