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Michael Petit: America can fix problem of child abuse fatalities

A BBC investigation has revealed widespread child abuse in the world's richest democracy.

New figures have emerged showing that a child dies of abuse or neglect every 5 hours in the United States.

The US has the worst record of child abuse in the industrialised world with death rates significantly higher than those in Europe.

To discuss why child abuse is such a problem in the US, Michael Petit, the President of Every Child Matters, spoke to the BBC's Katty Kay.

  • 17 Oct 2011