Just The Facts
Child Protective Services Workload Data for 2002
According to Child Protective Services Workload Data for 2002 they received 153,603 reports. 89,123 were reported by mandated reporters. Of the reports determined, 44,251 or 31.1% were indicated and 98,033 or 68.9% were unfounded with 11,319 still pending.
Child Protective Services Trend Data for the period 1998-2002
Year Number Annual Rate
1998 46,982 33.3
1999 46,591 33.7
2000 46,342 32.3
2001 47,508 31.3
2002 44,251 31.1
Based upon this information, if 32% of the reports are being founded, then 68% of the abuse reports filed were unfounded. According to a local CPS office, most reports are filed just before and during court proceedings for custody. I wonder who is filing them? The CPS office stated that they keep track of the individuals named in the reports to see if there is a pattern on the part of the person being accused. According to CPS an unfounded report only means there was no proof. It does not mean the person is innocent. Wait a minute. Why aren’t they keeping track of the person making the reports to see if they have a history of filing false reports? Do they have a history of filing reports against more than one person? Was it because they do not want to prosecute the mothers for filing false reports?
Child Maltreatment 1998 Reports – 69.9% of abuse committed by mother
According to Child Maltreatment 1998 Reports from the States to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System prepared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in which New York State participated, the following was found:
- “Figure 6.1 shows that for the States submitted case-level data, about three-fourths (73.1%) of substantiated or indicated reports identified only one perpetrator, regardless of the number of maltreatment victims. Almost half (49.6%) of the reports had only one perpetrator and one victim.”
- According to Figure 6.2 44.7% were victimized by a female parent only; 16.1% by male parent only; 17% by both parents; 8.2% by female parent and other; 1.1% victimized by male parent and other. The remaining 13% were by relatives and others.
According to the above, 69.9% (44.7 + 17 + 8.2) of the time the mother is involved in the abuse of the child while the father is involved in 34.2% (16.1 + 17 + 1.1) of the abuse. Furthermore, the child is safest with a male parent (father) and other.
On page 7.3 the report states: “Of the maltreatment fatalities, that percentage (59.7) perpetuated by females was nearly equal to the percentage (60.2) overall maltreatment perpetrators who were female. Based upon this 59.7% of children’s deaths are caused by a female and 40.3% are caused by a male. In short, more mothers kill their children than fathers by a significant percentage.
The graph shows that 33.2% of the fatalities was by the female parent only compared to 11.1% for the father only. The percentage of mothers killing their children is almost three times the percentage of that of fathers. What does this tell you?
Children have more to worry about from their mother’s than they have from their fathers. But if you listen to the women’s organizations, the politicians, social workers, and judges, it is only the fathers that are abusing the children.
U.S. Department of Justice – Bureau of Justice Statistics – Special Report 1994: “In murders of their offspring, women predominated, accounting for 55% of killers. When a mother killed her own child, the offspring she killed was more likely to be a son than a daughter: 64% sons v. 36% daughters.
The following statistics were extracted from article
appearing on the internet and compiled by John DuRose.
37.9% of fathers are denied any parenting time
50.0% of mothers see no value in the father’s continued contact with his children (See, Surveying the Breakup by Joan Berlin Kelly)
40.0% of mothers said they had interfered with the father’s parenting time – to punish their ex-spouse (See, Frequency of Visitation by Stanford Braven, American journal of Orthopsychaiary)
63.0% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes
90.0% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes.
85.0% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes
80.0% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes
71.0% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes
70.0% of juveniles in state operated institutions come from fatherless homes
85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home
Translated this means that children from fatherless homes are:
5 times more likely to commit suicide
32 times more likely to run away
20 times more likely to have behavioral problems
14 times more likely to commit rape
9 times more likely to drop out of school
10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances
9 times more likely to end up in a state operated institution
20 times more likely to end up in prison
Based upon the above, something needs to be done immediately to make sure that fathers are involved with their children.
If you listen to the judges and politicians it is the fathers that are abusing and neglecting the children when in reality it is the mothers overwhelmingly. It is politically correct to blame fathers for child abuse while ignoring the statistics which clearly show that the vast majority of abuse is caused by the mothers. The slogan “Women and Children” should be “Children First”.
I heard there are two new terms for mothers who abuse their children. One is “primary care giver burn out” and the other is “explosive rage syndrome”. Now that we have new terms to explain the abuse by mothers, the abuse is not their fault. Therefore it is all right for them to abuse their child. This is hogwash and everyone but the judges and social workers know it.
There are also a lot of false abuse reports being filed by the mothers in order to obtain sole custody of the child(ren) and to get possession of the marital residence. I have heard of attorneys telling mothers “get him to hit you and you will get everything”.