Children Experiencing Sexual Violence (Aged 5-11 Years) 
"Abuse" means any willful act or threatened act that results in any physical, mental, or sexual injury or harm that causes or is likely to cause the child's physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired. Abuse of a child includes acts or omissions.

Child maltreatment and abuse is one of the greatest social maladies of our time. Tracking statistics helps quantify, if only superficially, the significance of the problem.

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Rate Type
Measure Type 
10 Year Report
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Alachua County
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Age-adjusted Children Experiencing Sexual Violence (Aged 5-11 Years), Rate Per 100,000 Population 5-11, Single Year
Data YearCountRateCountRate
2004231,427 is provided by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Public Health Statistics and Performance Management.
Data Source: Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Safe Families Network
6/23/2024 7:49:23 PM
Data Note(s)
  • Unduplicated count of children who were victims of at least one verified sexual abuse maltreatment by county of intake.
  • County is based on the earliest Intake County received by the Hotline for the child if there is more than one Intake during the calendar year.
  • Age is based on the earliest Age of a Child if more than one intake occurs during the calendar year.
  • The number of verified sexual abuse allegations began decreasing during calendar year 2006. On August 1, 2006, a new consolidated maltreatment matrix was implemented which combined four of five maltreatment codes into one maltreatment for sexual abuse. The fifth maltreatment code was defined under the maltreatment category of Threatened Harm. This is the reason for the drop in verified sexual abuse maltreatment findings after calendar year 2006.
  • The state total may be greater than the sum of the counties if any records had unknown counties.
  • This is secondary, quantitative data.
  • All population-based rates are calculated using July 1 Florida population estimates from the Florida Legislature, Office of Economic and Demographic Research.
  • Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.
  • Multi-year counts are a sum of the selected years, not an average.
  • Quartiles are calculated when data are available for at least 51 counties.
  • MOV - Measure of Variability: Probable range of values resulting from random fluctuations in the number of events. Not calculated when numerator is below 5 or denominator is below 20, or count or rate is suppressed. The MOV is useful for comparing rates to a goal or standard. For example, if the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is less than the MOV, the county rate is not significantly different from the statewide rate (alpha level = 0.05). When the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is greater than the MOV, the county rate is significantly different from the statewide rate. MOV should not be used to determine if the rates of two different counties, or the county rates for two different years, are statistically significantly different.
  • Denom - abbreviated for denominator.
  • Population estimates are not available for persons whose county of residence is unknown. Given this, the denominator and associated rate are not available.
  • * - Indicates the county rate is statistically significantly different from the statewide rate.