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Conviction Rates for Child Abuse Homicides Similar to Those of Adult Homicide Cases

Background: Homicide is 1 of the top 5 causes of death of children in the United States. More than 1700 childhood deaths were caused by child abuse and neglect in 2008, which translates into a fatality rate of 2.3 per 100,000 children. Since childhood abuse and neglect are routinely underreported, these numbers are likely very conservative estimates of a much higher actual value. Child abuse homicide cases are those in which a guardian's actions or inactions led to a child's death. more...
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