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40 Child Abuse/Neglect Deaths, 6 in NWI

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New data from the Indiana Department of Child Services show forty children in the state died of abuse or neglect between July of 2010 through June 2011, and six of the victims were from northwest Indiana – four from Lake County, one from La Porte County, and one from Starke County. Of the children who died from abuse in the state, nearly half were under the age of one. The state's latest child-fatality report reviews nearly three-hundred child deaths during the one-year period, varying in causes from medical conditions, to drowning, and in 82 of the fatalities, officials say unsafe sleeping conditions was a factor.
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