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In almost every county in the state, the number of children subject to abuse and neglect has increased, according to a new report by the Lansing-based think tank the Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP).

From 2010 until 2018, the most recent year of data, the number of children in families investigated for abuse or neglect increased in 81 of 83 counties and increased by 71.8% statewide. The number of confirmed victims of child abuse and neglect increased by 33.7% statewide and 64 counties in the state saw an increase. And 51 counties saw an increase in children in out-of-home care and an increase of 3.7% statewide.

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