Over 190000 a year! Child abuse cases in Japan hit a record high

Japan’s Ministry of health, labor and welfare released statistics on the 18th that more than 190000 child abuse cases were handled by child counseling agencies across Japan in 2019, the highest number since statistics. < p > < p > according to the Japanese industry and commerce website, the number of child abuse cases has been increasing since the Japanese government conducted statistics. It is reported that in 2019, the number of cases in which children under the age of 18 were abused by guardians in Japan was 193780, an increase of 33942, or 21.1%, over the previous year, a record high. In terms of the forms of abuse, the highest proportion of “psychological abuse” was scolding children or committing domestic violence in front of children, accounting for more than half of the total number. Children witnessed more and more father violence against their mothers, followed by “physical abuse”, “neglect of child care” and “sexual abuse of children”. “In winter, the epidemic infection is likely to further expand, people’s mental or nervous breakdown, and the frequency of child abuse may also increase. Local governments need to take immediate measures to deal with it. Focus