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Fewer Child Abuse Reports Amid Pandemic Doesn't Mean Less Neglect, Advocates Say

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Reports of child abuse in Arkansas decreased in 2020. A statewide hotline received 9,700 fewer calls and the Children's Safety Center in Springdale experienced a 15 percent decrease in the number of children they served. However, advocates say the declines do not mean child abuse and neglect were happening less.

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