According to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare's 2012 Annual Child Abuse Report, there were 26,664 reports of suspected child and student abuse received in 2012, an increase of 2,286 over 2011.

Of those suspected cases, 3,565 were substantiated. That's an increase of 157, or 13.4 percent, in substantiated cases over 2011.

The report can be accessed at http://www.dpw. document/p_034463.pdf.