Yes. In 2013, over 26,900 reports of suspected child abuse were received by ChildLine, the state’s hotline for reporting suspected abuse. This was an increase of 280 reports from 2012. Over 3,400 of these reports were substantiated (found that abuse had occurred). Each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties received reports of abuse and 33 counties received more reports of child abuse in 2013 than in 2012.
Approximately 10 out of every 1,000 children in Pennsylvania were reported as victims of child abuse, and approximately 1 out of every 1,000 children were found to be victims of child abuse.
Sadly, 38 children died as a result of child abuse in 2013. Each year, Pennsylvania loses the equivalent of one classroom of children because of abuse. You can find many more statistics about child abuse in Pennsylvania in the Department of Public Welfare Annual Report.