New Mexico By the Numbers
The 2020 Kids Count Profile from The Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks New Mexico as 50th in the nation for overall child well-being. This profile considers the following areas and provides New Mexico’s rank in each: Economic Well-being (49th); Education (50th); Health (41st); Family and Community (48th). It does not consider how well a state is responding to child maltreatment but research shows protective factors are related to these well-being indicators. For more information on New Mexico from the Kids Count Data Center click here.
Numbers below represent key child protective services information in New Mexico.
Number of reports* received by CYFD FY 18
Percentage of reports* accepted by CYFD for further action FY 18
Percentage of reports** accepted for further action by CYFD that were substantiated FY 18
Number of child victims of abuse and neglect in New Mexico FY 19
Average number of children in foster care for a given month in FY 19
Number of children in CYFD custody at end of 3rd Quarter FY 20 
Number of non-relative foster homes in New Mexico at end of 3rd Quarter FY 20
Number of relative foster homes in New Mexico at end of 3rd Quarter FY 20
Percent of children moved from foster care to permanent homes within 12 to 23 months of being in foster care
Rate of placement moves (per day) for children in foster care during a 12 month period in FY 18
Rate of maltreatment while in foster care in FY 18
Turnover rate for protective services workers in New Mexico in FY 18
Number of child deaths in 2018 in New Mexico due to abuse or neglect
CYFD FY20 Protective Services Budget
*A report represents one or more children.
*A report represents one or more children and a substantiated report in FY 19 may have been from an investigation initiated in FY 18.
 NM Children, Youth and Families Department Key Quarterly Performance Measures Report 3rd Quarter, Fiscal Year 2019. Click Here
 Child Maltreatment 2018: Click Here
 NM Children, Youth and Families Department FY2020 Annual Report & Strategic Plan. Click Here