Child Abuse Numbers Released By State Department Of Human Services

The state Department of Human Services has released the latest report on child abuse in Pennsylvania. The figures are for the years 2015 and 2016, and show a total of 166 fatalities and 239 near fatalities. 82 of the fatalities and 138 near fatalities have been directly linked to abuse, with the remainder either unsubstantiated or pending. State officials are seeking to treat child abuse as a public health issue in hopes of bringing the numbers down.