About 60 percent of the 67 infants and children who died from abuse in fiscal 2008 were aged less than 1 year old, and 26 of them were less than 1 month old, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Wednesday.
A ministry expert panel said the figures show the nation’s child-rearing support systems urgently need to be expanded and reinforced.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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