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Child Abuse Fatalities and Physical Abuse Increase Nationally in 2016 But Not Sexual Abuse or Neglect

March 28, 2018

Stoneleigh Fellow Lisa Jones is an author on a new Crimes Against Children Research Center report on trends in child maltreatment.

New national data for 2016 show a mixed set of trends over the short term. Neglect continued to decline (down 1% from 2015). Sexual abuse was essentially unchanged. By contrast, physical abuse rose 5% and child maltreatment fatalities rose 8%.

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