PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Child Protection and Welfare Commission revealed that at least 222 cases of sexual abuse against children were reported in the province between May 2011 and December 2017.
According to the district-wise statistics on sexual violence and abuse revealed by the commission, 155 victims were found to be male and 67 female, with the highest number of such cases, 38, reported in Abbottabad.
Among other districts, 37 cases were reported from Swabi, 35 from Mardan and 30 from Charsadda.
The data reveals that a total of 29,026 vulnerable children were registered with the department during the period, of which 17,794 were males, 11,226 females and six transgenders.
A total of 257 cases of violence against children were also reported to the commission while 156 cases of drug addiction among children were reported.