Allegan County saw a spike in child abuse and neglect cases in 2009—an increase that is linked to the county’s increasing methamphetamine production.
Court administrator Michael Day presented the findings to Allegan County commissioners Thursday, May 20.
Day said the number of child abuse and neglect cases rose from 94 cases in 2008 to 179 cases in 2009, and that there was an approximately 300-percent increase since 2005.
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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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