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Child abuse down in Iowa

The number of Iowa children being abused is down, but still thousands of kids are being hurt in the state each year.

The Iowa Department of Human Services finds that one in four girls and one in five boys will be abused before they turn 18.

DHS found that more than 13-thousand children were abused in 2007.

That is down about 15-hundred in two years - a decline of 10-percent.

The top three types of child abuse include denial of critical care, physical injury, and presence of illegal drugs in a child's body.

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