02-25-2010, 10:09 AM #1Inactive
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TX - Sharp rise cited in Texas child abuse fatalities
Sharp rise cited in Texas child abuse fatalities
02/25/2010 12:00 CST
A statewide increase in child abuse and neglect-related deaths resulted in 280 fatalities last fiscal year, a 31 percent increase compared to the previous fiscal year and the highest since the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services began keeping records in 1998.
The largest increase was seen in Harris County, where child deaths from abuse or neglect rose 90 percent compared to 2008, according to the department's annual Data Book that was released recently.
Harris County's 67 deaths accounted for nearly a quarter of the state's deaths in the 2009 fiscal year, which was from Sept. 1, 2008, through Aug. 31, 2009.
02-25-2010, 03:20 PM #2
Although each single child's death is worth criticizing the system for, a statistical increase like this OUGHT to bring some sweeping changes. Something is wrong in Harris county! I'm intensely curious to see what action comes from this report.
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