50 children died in Pennsylvania last year as the result of abuse and neglect -- a statistic that is startling and sobering," said Secretary of Public Welfare Estelle B. Richman, who released the 2008 Child Abuse Report.
"Especially during these times of economic stress, we must all remain committed to protecting the health and well-being of Pennsylvania's children."
According to the report, in 2008, more than 25,000 reports of suspected child abuse were received, an increase of more than 1,600 from 2007, suggesting a heightened awareness among mandated reporters and the general public.
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Secretary of Public Welfare Releases 2008 Child Abuse Report