Increase in Child Abuse

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Central IL - A recent report form Illinois Department of Children and Family Services shows an increase in child abuse and neglect here in Central Illinois.

 

The report shows a 5.4 percent increase in downstate Illinois including a rise in Macon, Logan, Vermilion, Macoupin, Morgan, and Shelby Counties.

 

From July to October this year the state's child abuse hotline had over 25 thousand suspected child abuse or neglect calls, over a thousand more than this time last year.

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