Drop in Minnesota child abuse cases puzzles experts
by Sasha Aslanian, Minnesota Public Radio
November 23, 2010
St. Paul, Minn.- Child abuse appears to be dropping in Minnesota - a surprising trend at a time when the economy has strained many families.
Proven cases of abuse and neglect have dropped to their lowest levels since 1982, when Minnesota's population was smaller by a million people. Nationally, the numbers are also dropping.
Child welfare experts think demographics, a drop in crime and better prevention may all be playing a part. FULL STORY
This story runs counter to the vast amount of propaganda that's been blathered for the last 2 years about bad economy creating more child abuse.