More Than 800 Abuses Against Children Reported In Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, February 24, 2002 (WIC)- The Addis Ababa Police Commission disclosed that
8087 child abuses were reported in Addis Ababa last year alone.
Head of the Children's Right Protection Department at the Commission, Major Temesgen Tizazu
said among the those abused, aged below 18 years of age, are 3,150 girls.
The Head said 23 various types of crimes, including abandoning babies were committed
against the children.
According to Tizazu, 163 babies were found abandoned in the city during the reported period.
Meanwhile, the commission disclosed that 10,770 children and youths were reported to have
involved in criminal activities in the city during the same period.
The children have committed crimes varying from beating and robbery to rape and murder, the