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Are Child Abuse numbers in New Zealand even higher?

December 05, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Some computer glitch in government may have given us lower figures on child abuse over 2 year period since 2011.

'New Zealand's child abuse rates are higher than anyone ever realised, officials admit, after bureaucrats bungled the numbers for more than two years.

Child, Youth and Family is to reveal this week the true extent of abuse, after finding it has been under-reporting notifications by as much as 8 per cent. The number in the past year is believed to be between 1,000 and 4,000 more than the 49,398 reported.'

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