Table 15. Safety: Galveston County Children's Protective Services (CPS) cases 

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1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Galveston County

Alleged victims of child abuse/neglect

1,623

2,755

2,565

3,026

2,582

2,571

Confirmed victims of child abuse/neglect

423

759

596

643

523

647

Total CPS completed investigations

1,092

1,786

1,651

1,935

1,727

1,864

CPS investigations with confirmed abuse/neglect

319

545

428

474

386

481

Children in CPS legal responsibility

320

376

383

350

403

491

Children in substitute care

300

354

370

352

379

475

Children in foster care

260

304

285

283

294

317

Confirmed abuse/neglect victims per 1,000 children

6.8

12.2

9.7

10.4

7.8

9.7

Investigations with confirmed abuse/neglect (%)

29.2

30.5

25.9

24.5

22.4

25.8

CPS legal responsibility cases per 1,000 children

5.3

6.1

6.2

5.7

6.0

7.4

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Confirmed abuse/neglect victims per 1,000 children

6.2

8.0

7.0

8.3

7.2

7.9

Investigations with confirmed abuse/neglect (%)

29.8

26.8

26.3

25.2

25.2

24.7

CPS legal responsibility cases per 1,000 children

4.4

4.0

4.1

4.3

4.7

5.0

Note: Children in substitute care are children under CPS legal responsibility who are placed outside their own homes. Children in foster care are a subset of children in substitute care.

Source: Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services

http://www.tdprs.state.tx.us/About_Data_Books_and_Annual_Reports/ (Accessed 7/7/2003)