Global patterns of violence against children

The recently released UNICEF report on violence against children used our estimates ofHidden_in_Plain_Sight_report_cover_27Aug2014 child homicide rates for year 2012 from the WHO Global Health Observatory. Of course, these estimates are uncertain for countries without good death registration data. We also had access to the police and justice system statistics for homicides reported to the UNODC (see their 2013 Global Homicide Study which also quotes our draft estimates) but in many countries police statistics on homicides are incomplete, and death registration data may also be incomplete or nonexistent. WHO, the World Bank, other UN agencies and some national governments are making a concerted effort to encourage and support the implementation and improvement of civil registration systems, including death registration with cause of death.

US, Iraq have same child homicide rate – UNICEF

RT America: “America leads all Western nations in the number of child homicide victims, according to a new report from UNICEF. In 2012, there were four adolescent homicides per 100,000 people in the US, which is on par with the child death toll in Iraq. RT’s Ameera David takes a look at the troubling figures.”
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