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By the Numbers: Abuse Cases Up

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The number of children reported as abused and neglected has risen steadily since 1984, according to a recent report from the Child Welfare League of America. Most experts agree that the increase stems both from an increase in the number of children who are abused and neglected, as well as a rise in the number of cases that are reported, according to the Washington-based organization, which represents groups that serve neglected, abused, and vulnerable children and their families.



Children Reported as Abused and Neglected per 1,000 children in the population

                         1984                   28
                         1985                   30
                         1986                   33
                         1987                   34
                         1988                   35
                         1989                   38
                         1990                   42
                         1991                   41
                         1992                   43
                         1993                   43

Copies of "Child Abuse and Neglect: A Look at the States" are available for $26.95 each from the Child Welfare League of America at (800) 407-6273.

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