New federal data: Child abuse reports dip slightly, but child fatalities rise

  • by: DAVID CRARY , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 17, 2013 - 1:20 PM

NEW YORK — The number of U.S. children victimized by abuse and neglect has dropped for the sixth straight year, but child fatalities linked to maltreatment increased by nearly 4 percent, according to the latest federal data.

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