TABLE 4

Regional and Global Projections of Minimum Prevalences of Past-year Violence, and Minimum Numbers of Children Exposed to Past-year Violence

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, Moderate Violence, or Severe Violence, %aProjected No. of Children Ages 2–17 y Exposed to Any Violence, Moderate Violence, or Severe Violencea
Africa457 910 81850229 763 72982373 660 785
Asia1 116 627 15864714 556 77180887 821 353
Latin America171 374 6553458 429 3155899 426 824
Europe123 739 4781215 192 0016580 622 608
Northern America71 559 4225640 194 4316143 706 144
Oceania8 708 0447640 1977640 197
World1 949 919 575541 058 776 444761 485 877 910
  • “Any violence” includes, depending on survey type, exposure to 1 or more of the following: physical violence, emotional violence, sexual violence, bullying, or witnessing violence.

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