State data shows cases of severe child abuse on the rise, especially in southwest Idaho
BOISE, Idaho — State officials say newly released data show a spike in the number of severe child abuse cases last year, at a time when many families were suffering from the effects of the recession. The number of cases of life-threatening injury suffered by children increased by 9 percent, with the biggest leap coming from the state’s southwest, according to a report Tuesday by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. The data tracked a 15 percent increase in the Nampa/Caldwell area and a 13 percent spike in Boise compared to 2009.
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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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