Data and Reports
Fatalities & Near Fatalities Reported to CDSS
The data below reflects the Statement of Findings and Information (SOC 826) forms submitted to CDSS by county child welfare agencies and reconciled with other data sources by CDSS. Each row presents the number of fatalities/near fatalities that occurred during each calendar year.
The data presented includes third party homicide fatalities. A third party homicide fatality is defined by CDSS as situations wherein a child was a victim of homicide by a perpetrator other than a parent/guardian or a person acting as a caregiver and there was no contributory abuse or neglect by a parent, guardian or caregiver.
California Child Fatality and Near Fatality Annual Reports
Annual Progress and Service Reports
- Analysis of child fatalities and near fatalities that occurred and were submitted to CDSS January 1-December 31, 2007, pages 208-215: Federal Fiscal Year 2008