CHILD abuse and neglect cases in Aboriginal communities uncovered as part of the radical Northern Territory intervention have more than doubled, from 106 in 2007 to 247 last year.
The new figures, released by Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin, also show that the 18 communities which have benefited from additional police account for 84 per cent of the increase in the number of child abuse and neglect reports made to police between 2007 and last year.
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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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