Fifty-one children have been sexually abused in the Sultanate over the first six months of this year, Oman Observer reported.
They were part of 387 cases of child abuse during the period from January to June 2018.
According to statistics released by the Ministry of Social Development, 176 cases of child negligence were reported on hotline 1100.
The authorities have also dealt during the same period with 106 cases of physical abuse.
The capital of Oman, Muscat, topped the list with 159 cases of child abuse in six months, the ministry said.