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Neighborhood Safety* Among Children Under 18 Years, by Poverty Level,** 2007

Neighborhood Safety among Children Under 18 Years, by Poverty Level, 2007
Safety Level Percent of Children
Total <100% FPL 100-199% FPL 200-399% FPL 400% or More FPL

*As determined by asking parents, "How often do you feel [child] is safe in your community or neighborhood?."

**The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services establishes poverty guidelines for determining financial eligibility for Federal programs; the poverty level for a family of four was $20,650 in 2007.

Source I.7: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Survey of Children’s Health

Never Safe 2.6 5.9 3.3 1.7 0.8
Sometimes Safe 11.4 21.8 15.1 8.6 5.1
Usually or Always Safe 86.1 72.3 81.6 89.7 94.0

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