Child abuse consultations top record high 50,000 in FY 2010

Posted on July 20, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

Child abuse cases handled by consultation offices in Japan hit a record 55,152 in fiscal 2010 that ended in March this year, rising for 20 straight years since statistics were first compiled in fiscal 1990, a government survey showed Wednesday.

The figure does not include those of Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures and Sendai city in Miyagi, which was hard hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami as they failed to gather data in the wake of the twin disaster, the government said.

Kyodo News

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