This dataset contains aggregate data concerning abuse/neglect reports accepted for a response from DCF. Traditionally, DCF has had only one manner of responding to such reports, which was a mandated Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation. As of April 2012, DCF began responding to low-risk reports through a voluntary Family Assessment Response (FAR) process. Reports handled through a FAR response still contain allegations that meet the statutory definitions of neglect, but they do not receive a decision concerning whether they are substantiated or not. This policy has resulted in fewer substantiated allegations since its implementation, but the agency continues to serve as many or more families reported for abuse/neglect.
Note: *: Beginning in 2005, only town level permit data will be reported as the Bureau of Census changed its sampling method and only 128 municipalities will have monthly permit data. Towns with "na" represent annual reporters.
Note: **: Revised 2004 data with towns reporting on a monthly basis. The remaining towns are coded as "na" for month-over-month comparison.
The Office of Policy and Management annually develops the full-value estimate of all taxable property within the 169 towns and cities. A ratio of assessment to market value is calculated from real estate sales occurring within each town and city. A separate ratio and full-value estimate is listed for four property types: residential, apartment, commercial/industrial/public utility and vacant land
A listing of each municipality in Connecticut and corresponding regions that are used throughout the State for various admininstrative and planning purposes. This list is not exhaustive and will be added to over time.