Child Abuse Cases

Child Abuse CasesChild Abuse Cases

Last year (ended March 20), 26,592 cases of child abuse were reported to the State Welfare Organization’s Social Emergency Response Center, said Hossein Asad Beygi, head of the center. Some 2,765 children were brought to crisis intervention centers, of whom 80 were victims of sexual abuse and 24 suffered from both sexual and physical abuse.  “There was no statistically significant difference between the number of boy and girl victims of sexual abuse,” IRNA quoted Beygi as saying.  About 8% of all cases reported to the social emergency hotline 123 are cases of child abuse.


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