Child Abuse and Neglect Reports Rising in Downstate Illinois

Posted on: December 5, 2012

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has recently released a report entitled “Child Abuse and Neglect Reports Rising in Downstate Illinois” outline the recent upsurge in reports of child abuse and neglects in Southern Illinois. ¬†According to the article, there has been a 5.4% increase in abuse and neglect reports in downstate Illinois in the last year, following the decade long trend. ¬†To read the entire article, click here, or to view of map of abuse rates by county, click here.