Child neglect accounts for 75% of reported abuse cases

September 12, 2013 9:29 PM

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Child neglect accounts for 75% of reported abuse cases

A new Institute of Medicine report looks at trends in child abuse and neglect, research, treatments, and effective interventions 20 years after an initial study shed light on the problem.

Awareness of child abuse and neglect — and efforts to address them — have expanded dramatically in the past 20 years, and with that has come a substantial decline in rates of reported physical and sexual abuse, a new report says.

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