Florida Child Abuse Deaths

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The state reports that the number of children whose deaths were attributed to abuse or neglect in Florida declined in 2005.

According to figures from the Department of Children and Families, 96 children died after being abused or neglected in Florida last year.

That's down from 111 in 2004.

The number was still slightly above the average of 93 deaths from child abuse and neglect over the past seven years.