Startling numbers highlight child abuse in Idaho

Startling numbers highlight child abuse in Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The following are some statistics highlighting Idaho's child neglect numbers from Health and Welfare.

2012: 19,104 total child welfare referrals, basically a child protection inquiry every 27 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Of those calls, we received a report that a child had been abused, abandoned or neglected every 71 minutes. There were a total of 2,563 foster care placements during SFY2012 with 1,289 children in foster care on June 30, 2012.

We finalized 274 adoptions.