Cases of child abuse were up 66 per cent in the first nine months of the year. Photo: Shutterstock
Cases of child abuse were up 66 per cent in the first nine months of the year. Photo: Shutterstock
Crime

Child abuse cases in Hong Kong up 66 per cent in first 9 months of 2021

  • Authorities attribute the increase to the pandemic, with a weaker economy creating more stress at home and children spending less time at school
  • Police call on carers, teachers, parents and even neighbours to step in if the need arises, saying: ‘Protecting our children is everyone’s responsibility’

Topic |   Crime
Cases of child abuse were up 66 per cent in the first nine months of the year. Photo: Shutterstock
Cases of child abuse were up 66 per cent in the first nine months of the year. Photo: Shutterstock
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