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Alberta - Statistics
Alberta Statistics - 2003
|Child population (0-17 years) in Alberta||752,005 **|
|Maltreatment investigations||32,453 ***||43,16|
|Substantiated Child Investigations *||17,864||23,76|
|Breakdown of substantiated child investigation|
|Exposure to Domestic Violence||4,112||5,46|
|Case to stay open||10,369|
|Admission to out of home care||3,555|
* Based on a sample of 1,584 substantiated child maltreatment investigations.
** Source: Canada. Statistics Canada. Census of Canada, 2001: Age and Sex for Population, for Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions 2001 Census — 100% Data [computer file]. Ottawa: Ont.: Statistics Canada [producer and distributor], October 22, 2002 (95F0300XCB01006). Census data quality can be found here and here.
*** Source of all other numbers in table from: Bruce MacLaurin, Nico Trocmé, Barbara Fallon, Megan McCormack, Lisa Pitman, Nathalie Forest, Jennifer Banks, Corbin Shangreaux and Ellen Perrault, Alberta incidence study of reported child abuse and neglect, AIS-2003: Major Findings, Calgary: University of Calgary, 2005.
Alberta: Children and youth in out-of-home care in 2007
|Children in care||Child (0-18) population||Rate per 1000|
§ Child welfare services fall under the jurisdiction of provincial and territorial authorities, making it difficult to compile statistics at the national level. The most notable variations between provinces include mandate variation by jurisdiction with respect to the age to which children are eligible for services, differences in the length of time a child can receive out-of-home care and the definition of out-of-home care.