Is the incidence of child abuse being reported in the last few years made it seem as though it is on the rise in America?

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December 02, 2008 2:51PM

rised The most current stats indicate that 12.3 of 1000 children are abused or neglected. This is an increase over previous years. It is not possible to say if the rise is due to increased reporting although that likely is a factor. Our definition of and response to child abuse also influences the numbers.