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  > ASSOCIATON FOR CHILDREN FOR ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT
  >
  > CHILD SUPPORT STATISTICS
  >
  > Collection Rates listed below - Click here for
  > Undistributed and
  > Missing Child Support Payments
  >
  >
  > The Federal Office of Child Support in the
  > Preliminary Statistics
  > for 2002 reports that $92.3 billion in accumulated
  > unpaid support
  > (up from $88 billion in 2001)is due to almost 20
  > million children in
  > the United States. The government child support
  > agency collection
  > rate, the percentage of cases receiving one or more
  > payments was
  > 68%. Collection on current support payments has
  > significantly
  > improved and is 68%( up from 44% in 2001) <
  >
  >
  >
  > 30-35% of all child support cases in the U.S.
  > involve more than one
  > state, yet collection on these cases make up only
  > 10%.( this is a
  > 17% increase in amount of money collected) of
  > Delinquent parents are
  > able to flee across state lines to avoid child
  > support obligations.
  >
  > 50% of all white children growing up in single
  > parent households,
  > who do not receive support, live at or below the
  > poverty level.
  >
  >
  >
  > 60% of all Hispanic children growing up in single
  > parent households,
  > live at or below the poverty level.
  >
  >
  > 70% of all black children growing up in single
  > parent households,
  > live at or below the poverty level.
  >
  >
  > Children who receive child support: are more likely
  > to have contact
  > with their fathers have better grade point averages
  > and
  > significantly better test scores have fewer behavior
  > problems remain
  > in school longer
  >
  >
  >
  > Receipt of child support is associated with
  > significantly higher
  > expenditures on children than from any other source
  > of income.
  >
  >
  >
  > The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement
  > annually compiles
  > statistics of the 50 states and territories from
  > state-submitted
  > reports.
  >
  > The Preliminary data reports for 2002 showed that
  > only 17% of open
  > child support cases involve a family on welfare, 46%
  > are for
  > families formerly on welfare and 37% are for
  > families who have never
  > received welfare. 1.5 million paternities were
  > established or
  > acknowledged (about the amount as 2001 and almost
  > 1.2 million( 3%
  > increase from 2001) new child support orders
  > established. Although
  > $20 billion in child support payments ( up from $19
  > billion in 2001)
  > were collected for IV-D cases, and the collection
  > rate for the U.S.
  > was only 68% during 2002. More below.....
  >
  >
  > State
  >  Number of Children1
  >  Total Arrears Due2
  >  Total Support Distributed as Arrears3
  >  Collection Rate4
  >  % of Cases with Payment Toward Arrearages5
  > 
  > Alabama
  >  285,354
  >  $1.1 Billion
  >  $82.6 Million
  >  7.5%
  >  48%
  > 
  > Alaska
  >  51,023
  >  599 Million
  >  41.2 Million
  >  6.9%
  >  67%
  > 
  > Arizona
  >  247,393
  >  1.7 Billion
  >  99.4 Million
  >  5.8%
  >  51%
  > 
  > Arkansas
  >  No Data
  >  -
  >  -
  >  -
  >  -
  > 
  > California
  >  2,095,354
  >  17.9 Billion
  >  1 Billion
  >  5.6%
  >  55%
  > 
  > Colorado
  >  147,793
  >  1.1 Billion
  >  84.8 Million
  >  7.7%
  >  66%
  > 
  > Connecticut
  >  223,637
  >  1.4 Billion
  >  74.6 Million
  >  5.3%
  >  53%
  > 
  > Delaware
  >  59,545
  >  218 Million
  >  17.9 Million
  >  8.2%
  >  68%
  > 
  > District of Columbia
  >  128,503
  >  363 Million
  >  11.7 Million
  >  3.2%
  >  37%
  > 
  > Florida
  >  736,158
  >  3.6 Billion
  >  278 Million
  >  7.7%
  >  63%
  > 
  > Georgia
  >  523,528
  >  2.5 Billion
  >  134 Million
  >  5.4%
  >  61%
  > 
  > Guam
  >  No Data
  >  -
  >  -
  >  -
  >  -
  > 
  > Hawaii
  >  104,185
  >  512 Million
  >  23 Million
  >  4.5 %
  >  37%
  > 
  > Idaho
  >  87,228
  >
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