Child abuse cases in Hong Kong up 66 per cent in first 9 months of 2021

Nov 4, 2021 | INVESTING

The number of child abuse cases reported in Hong Kong in the first nine months of the year has jumped by two-thirds compared with the same period in 2020, police have said.Authorities attributed the increase to societal changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, with a weaker economy creating more stress in local households, and children spending less time at school and in extracurricular activities, leaving them more exposed to danger both in and out of the home.“Often, child abuse cases…

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