Child abuse stats skyrocket in AZ - Tucson News Now

Child abuse stats skyrocket in AZ

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The news doesn't get any better when looking at child abuse cases throughout Arizona.

A semi-annual child welfare report sent from DES shows that child abuse is skyrocketing in Arizona.

See the whole report here: http://bit.ly/17WmEQV.

The numbers show a large difference from 2009, where there were just over 16,000 reports of child abuse and neglect in a six-month period. In that same time frame in 2013, there were more than 22,000 reports.

Closer to home, more than 18 percent of all child abuse cases across the state were reported in Pima County.

The report contains more information on the types of cases DPS works with.

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