1 in 7 families in Hunts Point experienced an investigation in 2019
For every 100 families investigated, there were 3.9 families with children who entered foster care in 2019 (which was 16 families total), slightly lower than the citywide average of 4.5.
Note: “Families” is used to describe the census term “households with children.”
The percent of investigations “indicated” was similar to the citywide average
In 2019, an investigation is “indicated” if ACS investigators believed there was “some credible evidence” that a child was neglected or abused. In 2021, New York State raised the standard of evidence to indicate an investigation to require a “preponderance of evidence” and the percent of indicated investigations fell citywide to 22% in the first five months of 2022 from 36% in 2019.
Note: Citywide numbers include only those cases with a NYC zip code. Numbers were aggregated to create percentages at the citywide and borough levels. Does not include any report that became a CARES case.
Who is impacted by hotline calls in Hunts Point?
Families Impacted by Race/Ethnicity: Latino children were overrepresented in court-ordered supervision and Black children were overrepresented in foster care in 2019, but these numbers are very small – only 43 children in 21 families entered court supervision and 16 children in 9 families entered foster care, so these may not be representative of yearly trends.
Note: Population data at the zip code level is from the 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5 year estimates of the total zip code population (all ages). Child-level American Community Survey 5-year estimate data is not presented here due to challenges with creating equivalent R/E groups using the publicly available data.
Ages of Parents Impacted: Parents impacted by ACS in Hunts Point were slightly younger than impacted parents citywide.
Note: Includes all parents/subjects, regardless of whether or not they were a respondent on the case. Analysis excludes a small number of unknown parent/subject ages in COS (n=4). Analysis excludes foster care due to a small n.
Ages of Children Impacted: Children’s ages were typical of involvement citywide. Older youth were slightly less likely to be involved in investigations in Hunts Point. As is true across the Bronx and citywide, 12% of children in investigations were under 1 year old.
Note: Citywide numbers include only those cases with a NYC zip code. Numbers were aggregated to create percentages at the citywide and borough levels.
Hunts Point child welfare impacts were similar to those of other zip codes with a similar child poverty rate
Hunts Point has the highest child poverty rate of any zip code in NYC.
Note: Population data at the zip code level is from the 5 year American Community Survey estimates (2015-2019).