Violent Crimes such as Abuse and neglect of care dependent person is a criminal offense is defined under section 2713 of the Pa criminal code. This offense deals with the relationship between a caretaker (ex: parent) and a care dependent person (ex: a child). Murder The statute outlines three provisions in which a person can violate this statute. The first provision is a person commits this offense if a caretaker causes injury, serious bodily injury or death by failing to provide treatment, care, goods or services necessary to preserve the health, safety or welfare of the care dependent person. The second provision is if a caretaker uses physical or chemical restraints, medication, or isolation which results in injury, serious bodily injury, or death of the care dependent person. The last provision is similar to the first provision but does not include injury to the care dependent person. The circumstances surrounding the care dependent person are so bad that it has the possibility of producing harm.