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Domestic and Child Violence

Domestic and child violence rates have been steady over the past decade
  • Lancaster County’s rate of child abuse and neglect investigations by Health and Human Services varies from year to year, and had decreased 33% recently from a high in 2011 (from 1025 investigations per 100,000 persons in 2011 to 689 investigations per 100,000 persons in 2018.)4
  • The rate of domestic assault investigations also varies from year to year, but overall has trended lower in the past four years.
  • Recently, rates of domestic assault investigations have decreased 35% from a high in 2013 (from 874 investigations per 100,000 persons in 2013 to 571 investigations per 100,000 persons in 2018).

Footnotes

4. Data for domestic violence offenses are not available for only the City of Lincoln, therefore Lancaster County data are used.