reported here:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091021/ap_on_re_us/us_child_abuse

For example, in the county containing Las Vegas, child deaths due to abuse are 37 so far this year, compared to 18 in all of 2008. Nationally in USA 1760 children died from abuse in 2007. This is up 35% since 2001.

The report talks about the program: Every Child Matters.
More information in the cited report.

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