Data on Kids

  A Quick View of Our Community:


  • Despite a dip in 2013-14, since 2004-05 the number of children reported maltreated has increased 39.8%, or 3,998 children.
  • During fiscal year 2014-15, 14,047 children, or 5.8% of all children under age 18, were reported abused or neglected in Mecklenburg County, up from 13,305 in fiscal year 2013-14.
  • Children under age 6 accounted for nearly 40% of initial child abuse and neglect reports in 2014-15. This group consistently accounts for the greatest number of reports.
  • In 2013, 55.9% of middle school students reported being bullied on school property. 23.3% report having seriously considered suicide.
  • Of the 248,565 children in Mecklenburg County, 1 in 5 (51,666/20.8%) live in poverty. 


Community Statistics –  Helpful Tools and Reports


July 2016 State of Mecklenburg’s Children

2016 Child Maltreatment Executive Summary

2016 Child Maltreatment Report

2015 Child Maltreatment Report Exec Summary

2015 Child Maltreatment Full Report

2016 Annie E. Casey Fdn – Kids Count Data – NC Profile

UNCC Urban Institute Indicators Project

Youth Risk Behavior Survey High School Highlights – 2011

NC School Report Cards

Charlotte Quality of Life Dashboard

2014 Early Learning Flyer

NC Child Fact Sheet – America’s Edge

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