Childrens Report Card

Sacramento County Childrens Coalition

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Safety

Introduction

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Safety – both real and perceived – is critical to fostering a vibrant community and creating an environment in which children can thrive.  Issues of crime, violence, abuse and neglect, and illness all feed the perception of safety.  The ability of the Sacramento County community to provide a safe environment for its children is improving in some areas – such as juvenile crime – but remains stressed in other areas – such as demand for child protective services intervention.  Even within  the same issue, perceptions can vary considerably from population to population.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2013 11:28
 

Juvenile Crime

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Sacramento County has seen a decline in the number of juvenile crime arrests over the past decade.  However, a significant disparity in juvenile arrests remains between the various races/ethnicity's, particularly with the African American population.  African Americans account for 12%
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Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence refers to any physical or emotional abuse, the threat of abuse, or isolation or deprivation committed by a current or former intimate partner on another. It is believed that domestic violence remains a highly under-reported issue. The rate of domestic violence related calls
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Child Deaths and Injuries

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The most common non-fatal hospitalized injuries for children have remained fairly consistent over the course of the decade. The types of injuries suffered change with age, but falls and motor vehicle trauma consistently appear across all age categories, 0-24.
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Children Experiencing Homelessness

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The number of children and youths experiencing homelessness is increasing. There were 11,772 reported cases of homelessness by Sacramento County School Districts during the 2011-12 year, including 1,368 identified infants/toddlers and preschool children.

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Community Safety

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Violence remains a challenge in Sacramento County.  Violent and property crimes have declined since the mid-2000’s, unfortunately, Sacramento County continues to fair substantially worse than statewide rates.
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Child Abuse and Neglect

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Referrals to Sacramento County Child Protective Services have declined somewhat consistently over the past seven years, as have the number of substantiated referrals.It is unknown if this is the product of a decrease in the occurrence of child abuse
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Runaways

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Sacramento County experiences a greater number of youth runaway reports (on a per capita basis) than throughout California as a whole. The number of runaway reports has been declining fairly consistently since its high in 2005, and in fact,
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