- Approximately 11 out of every 1,000 Pennsylvania children were reported as victims of suspected child abuse last year, but only 1 in 1,000 of those reports were confirmed as child abuse.
- The 2014 substantiation rate in the state dropped from 13 percent of reports in 2013 to 11 percent of reports last year. That substantiation rate in 43 of the 67 counties was at or above that rate; 24 counties were below that rate.
- Due to court activity, 237 reports substantiated in 2013 as child abuse or neglect were changed from suspected to founded, including 224 due to criminal convictions of perpetrators. This number represents 7 percent of the total substantiated reports.