3,428
child abuse
cases reported in 2011
These numbers could merely be the tip of the iceberg since many cases are believed to have gone unreported. Some may even have been reported to the authorities but remain unproven.
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Do you know that reported child abuse cases in Malaysia are increasing?
Source: Department of Social Welfare
3,428
child abuse
cases reported in 2011
Girls, as females and as children, are especially vulnerable to violence.

They experience sexual, physical and emotional violence in their homes, their relationships, their friendships, their schools and their communities.
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Girls are at a greater risk of abuse.
Source: Department of Social Welfare
3,428
child abuse
cases reported in 2011
Failure to provide care and supervision has become the most frequent cause of death among children.
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Neglect is the most common form of child abuse.
Source: Department of Social Welfare
3,428
child abuse
cases reported in 2011
Most children experience abuse at the hands of adults they trust: their mother, father, adoptive parents, step parents, immediate family members and relatives.
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Most victims suffer abuse at the hands of their parents.
- parent’s partner, family friends, neighbour
- nanny / caregiver, teacher, employer
- boyfriend / girlfriend, friend
- mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, adoptive mother, adoptive father
- brothers, sisters, stepbrother, stepsister
- grandparents, uncles, aunties
Source: Department of Social Welfare