TABLE 5

Global Projections of Minimum Prevalences of Past-year Violence and Minimum Numbers of Children Exposed to Past-year Violence by UN Economic Groupings

RegionBase CaseSensitivity Analysis
Children-at-Risk: Census Population Ages 2–17 yPast-year Estimate of Any Violence or Severe Violence, %Projected No. of Children Ages 2–17 y Exposed to Any Violence or Severe ViolencePast-year Estimate of Any Violence or Moderate Violence or Severe Violence, %aProjected No. of Children Ages 2–17 y Exposed to Any Violence or Moderate Violence or Severe Violencea
Developing Countries1 730 914 508 591 025 119 052781 347 185 177
Developed Countries219 005 0674497 052 62860131 184 841
  • “Any violence” includes, depending on the survey type, exposure to 1 or more of the following: physical violence, emotional violence, sexual violence, bullying, or witnessing violence. Based on UN developing countries, including least developed countries in: Africa, Asia excluding Japan, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Oceania excluding Australia and New Zealand; and developed countries in: Northern America, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand.

  • a Includes children exposed to moderate physical violence, which is defined as spanked, slapped in the face, hit, or shook.