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A record of 452 cases of nursing home abuse involving the elderly were reported in fiscal 2016, rising 10.8 percent from the previous year and completing a decade-long climb, according to a welfare ministry survey.

In the year ended March 2017, there were 16,836 recognized cases of seniors 65 or older being abused at home or in care facilities, including special elderly nursing homes, the survey said. That’s 2.8 percent more than the previous year and another record high.

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