At DFPS, the independent Office of Child Safety investigates child fatalities, near fatalities, and serious injuries. They look for patterns and issues in the system and review state and national trends to identify prevention and intervention programs which address and reduce fatal and serious child abuse. [learn more]

About Our Data and Statistics

  • These statistics are updated regularly.
  • DFPS has undergone major changes over time, so comparisons across the years can be misleading.
  • For a quick snapshot of our statistics, download the Data Card.
  • Complete data sets can be downloaded at the Texas Open Data Portal.
  • To ensure privacy, some data are withheld. [about privacy and data]
  • This Information is also available in accessible online data charts. [accessible version]

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