Causes of child abuse death The number of neglects exceeds physical abuse for the first time September 30 at 10:11 a.m.
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare summarized that the number of children who died of abuse in the year to March last year was the most common cause of neglect, abandoning childcare, and exceeding physical abuse for the first time.
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has compiled expert verification results on cases of child deaths after being abused in the year to March last year.
As a result, there were 54 children who died from abuse across the country, excluding those in mind, two more than in the previous year.
Of these, 25 (46.3%) died of neglect, and 23 (42.6%) died of physical abuse.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, this verification has been carried out since 2003, but this is the first time that neglect has exceeded physical abuse due to abuse death.
In addition, 22 children (40.7%) were 0 years old, and 6 (11.1%) were 1 year old and 3 years old (5.6%).
Professor Fumiharu Yamazaki of Kansai University, who is chairing the expert committee, said, “For a 0-year-old child, neglect may be directly linked to death. In addition, in the case of so-called “preschool” that does not go to daycare centers and kindergartens, it is necessary to pay special attention because it is also good to have connections with society.”
On the other hand, the Expert Committee analyzes cases where mothers have received DV due to abuse deaths over the past 10 years, and confirms that they have little social experience, such as giving birth as a teenager, and that there is a tendency to have poor interaction with relatives and local community, and that abuse may become serious if isolated by partners who are the perpetrators of DV.