DHHS Report: Confirmed Cases of Child Abuse Increased in Maine Since 2008
Confirmed cases of child abuse in Maine increased by 52% from 2008 to 2016.
Data from the Department of Health and Human Services reveals Mainers are more likely to report *suspected* abuse and neglect to child protective services than in the past.
There were more than 8,000 reports of abuse and neglect in 2016.
Child Protective Services Annual Report: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/cw/reports/2016_CPS_Report.pdf