Child abuse cases down 30% in Georgia in Jan - Aug 2020

  • The majority of the cases of child abuse included psycholgical viollence, neglect and coercion. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 14 Oct 2020 - 11:17, Tbilisi,Georgia

Child abuse cases have decreased in Georgia by almost 30 per cent, with 1,146 cases reported in January and August 2020.

The figure stood at 1,624 in the same period of last year, IPN writes, citing the Agency for State Care and Assistance for the Victims of Human Trafficking. 

The 1,146 cases included: 

  • Psychological violence - 256 cases 
  • Neglect - 401 cases 
  • Coercion - 152 cases 
  • Sexual violence - 55 cases 
  • Domestic violence - 120 cases 
  • Abandonment - 7 cases 
  • Economic violence - 19 cases 
  • Early marriage / pregnancy of a minor - 87 cases
  • Attempted suicide  - 19 cases 
  • Bullying - 6 cases 
  • Cyberbullying - 5 cases 
  • Trafficking - 2 cases 
  • Watch - 2 cases 
  • Femicide - 5 cases 
  • Illegal movement - 1 case 
  • Juvenile conflict - 6 cases 
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