Child abuse down but neglect is up, report finds; parents biggest threat- Maggle Fox, NBC News

Physical and sexual abuse of children has gone down over the past 20 years, but reports of neglect have gone up, a panel of experts reports on Thursday. And the biggest threats to any child are the parents.

It’s not clear why either trend is happening, the panel at the Institute of Medicine says -- although it’s very welcome news to see sexual and other physical abuse on the decline.