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Nearly 300 Indiana Children Died In Fiscal 2012

Indiana DCS
Indiana DCS

The annual child fatality report released Friday by the Department of Child Services says that 34 children died from abuse and neglect during the 2012 fiscal year.

In all there were 295 children’s deaths between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012, that were deemed sudden, unexpected or unexplained, or involving allegations of abuse or neglect.

Out of those, seven of the deaths involved children or perpetrators who had prior contact with the agency.

Nearly 62 percent of children who died were 1 year old or younger.

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