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Higher numbers of people reporting child abuse and neglect in Pa.

More people are reporting child abuse and neglect than ever before.

A snapshot of Pennsylvania's child welfare system has revealed abuse reports climbed dramatically the last few years.

Between 2017 and 2019 reports of abuse across the state increased by 76 percent.

That's the highest recorded to date.

Experts attribute it to changes in law and one of the biggest child sex abuse scandals ever.

WFMZ's Jamie Stover has the full story in the video above.

 


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