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The current prevalence of child sexual abuse worldwide

A systematic review and meta-analysis


  • Hashim Ali Shah Superior University


Child abuse, Child Neglect , Prevalence, Systematic review , Meta-analysis


Child abuse is a matter of serious concern in the whole world. For identification of CSA (Child Sexual Abuse), it is necessary to do analysis on continuous base across the worldwide to see the increase or decrease trends. The aim of the study is to clarify the current occurrence of CSA in terms of information such as geographical region, type of abuse and most common types of abuse occurrences in the world. In this research, the analysis studies published between 2005 and 2019 are included that state CSA (Child Sexual Abuse) in boys and girls below 19 years. The current study also reveals random effect meta-analysis and analyzes the type of the abuse explored in different studies. The research included studies of the related concern from countries such as Pakistan, India, Netherland, Ethiopia, Canada, China, Columbia, Egypt, Lebanon, Malaysia, Russia and Iceland. This research is helpful in highlighting the issue of child sexual abuse so that the concerned authorities take steps for the prevention of the issue.


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Hashim Ali Shah. (2020). The current prevalence of child sexual abuse worldwide: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Competitive Social Science Research Journal, 1(3), 37–51. Retrieved from