A statistical profile on violence against children in Latin America and the Caribbean
Data on three forms of violence against children in the region.
Of the region’s 187 million children, 73 million live in countries and territories where corporal punishment at home is still permitted to some extent, while 7 million school-aged children lack full legal protection from corporal punishment at school.
Violence against children is a reality in all Latin America and the Caribbean´s countries. UNICEF Regional Office together with Country Offices prioritize ending violence against children.
This booklet focuses on data of three forms of violence: corporal punishment, sexual violence, and armed violence.