James: Your web page makes the statement, "Child abuse is consistently higher in Utah than in the nation as a whole."

According to a report in 2001, which you can find at The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, reports Utah is the 21st. lowest in assessments for child abuse, at 1.01% of the total for the 50 states and District of Columbia. California, for comparison, stands at 13.82%.

30 states have higher rates than Utah. Would you care to respond as to why you believe this statistic indicates a problem with the "Mormon" church? At best, your comment is misleading, and there is no evidence cited for your conclusion.

Here is a chart with the information:
0.15%---2705---Wyoming
0.16%---2872---Vermont
0.21%---3716---Hawaii
0.23%---4028---North Dakota
0.25%---4513---DC
0.28%---4935---Kansas
0.28%---4955---Maine
0.31%---5478---Delaware
0.37%---6602---Nebraska
0.40%---7076---Idaho
0.42%---7451----Rhode Island
0.46%---8311----South Dakota
0.47%---8426----New Hampshire
0.52%---9281----Montana
0.70%---12516---Nevada
0.78%---13889---New Mexico
0.92%---16384---Minnesota
0.92%---16467---West Virginia
0.93%---16647---Oregon
0.97%---17270---Mississippi
1.01%---18159---Utah
1.02%---18248---Maryland
1.03%---18422---Alaska
1.03%---18504---Arkansas
1.06%---18884---South Carolina
1.14%---20325---Alabama
1.17%---20950---Virginia
1.18%---21169---Colorado
1.27%---22709---Washington
1.29%---23012---Pennsylvania
1.30%---23320---Louisiana
1.40%---25112---Iowa
1.75%---31224---Connecticut
1.89%---33789---Arizona
1.96%---35097---Tennessee
2.00%---35698---Indiana
2.04%---36566---Oklahoma
2.07%---37030---Mass
2.07%---37080---Kentuck
2.20%---39373---New Jersey
2.25%---40216---Wisconsin
2.89%---51752---Missouri
3.31%---59139---Illinois
3.40%---60888---North Carolina
3.55%---63488---Georgia
3.74%---66914---Michigan
3.92%---70079---Ohio
6.73%---120370--Texas
8.38%---149892--New York
8.44%---151039--Florida
13.82%--247282--California

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