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Statistics on child abuse, spouse / cohabitant battering and sexual violence cases
Statistics on cases involving child abuse, spouse/cohabitant battering and sexual violence are captured by the Child Protection Registry (CPR) and the Central Information System on Spouse/Cohabitant Battering Cases and Sexual Violence Cases (CISSCBSV) respectively. The number of newly reported child abuse, spouse/cohabitant battering and sexual violence cases (from January to June 2017) is reported below :


Newly Reported Child Abuse Cases from January to June 2017

Types of Abuse January to June 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Physical abuse 200 (41.9%)
Neglect 102 (21.4%)
Sexual abuse 160 (33.5%)
Psychological abuse 4 (0.8%)
Multiple abuse 11 (2.3%)
Total 477 (100%)


Sex of Victims January to June 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Female 276 (57.9%)
Male 201 (42.1%)
Total 477 (100%)


Abuser's Relationship with the Victims January to June 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Parent 289 (59.3%)
Sibling 7 (1.4%)
Step-parent 22 (4.5%)
Grandparent 4 (0.8%)
Relative 11 (2.3%)
Family Friend/Friend 48 (9.9%)
Caregiver 15 (3.1%)
Teacher 4 (0.8%)
Tutor/Coach 8 (1.6%)
Co-tenant/Neighbour 11 (2.3%)
Unrelated Person 53 (10.9%)
Unidentified Person / Others 15 (3.1%)
Total* 487 (100%)

*The number of abusers and the number of victims are not the same because one abuser may abuse more than one child and a child may be abused by more than one abuser.

District of Incident Happened January to June 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 9 (1.9%)
Southern 9 (1.9%)
Islands 2 (0.4%)
Eastern 17 (3.6%)
Wan Chai 6 (1.3%)
Kowloon City 12 (2.5%)
Yau Tsim Mong 26 (5.5%)
Shamshuipo 34 (7.1%)
Wong Tai Sin 21 (4.4%)
Sai Kung 15 (3.1%)
Kwun Tong 45 (9.4%)
Shatin 33 (6.9%)
Tai Po 20 (4.2%)
North 35 (7.3%)
Yuen Long 59 (12.4%)
Tsuen Wan 7 (1.5%)
Kwai Tsing 36 (7.5%)
Tuen Mun 44 (9.2%)
Outside Hong Kong 13 (2.7%)
Unknown 34 (7.1%)
Total 477 (100%)


Newly Reported Spouse / Cohabitant Battering Cases from January to June 2017

Types of Abuse January to June 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Physical abuse 1260 (78.1%)
Sexual abuse 11 (0.7%)
Psychological abuse 212 (13.1%)
Multiple abuse 131 (8.1%)
Total 1614 (100%)


Sex of Victims January to June 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Female 1344 (83.3%)
Male 270 (16.7%)
Total 1614 (100%)


Perpetrator's Relationship with the Victim January to June 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Husband 936 (58.0%)
Wife 181 (11.2%)
Estranged husband/ex-husband 84 (5.2%)
Estranged wife/ex-wife 19 (1.2%)
Heterosexual cohabitant 250 (15.5%)
Same-sex cohabitant 6 (0.4%)
Heterosexual ex-cohabitant 135 (8.4%)
Same-sex ex-cohabitant 3 (0.2%)
Total 1614 (100%)


Habitual Residential District at the Time of Abuse of Victim January to June 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 32 (2.0%)
Southern 34 (2.1%)
Island 22 (1.4%)
Eastern 87 (5.4%)
Wan Chai 32 (2.0%)
Kowloon City 93 (5.8%)
Yau Tsim Mong 92 (5.7%)
Shamshuipo 132 (8.2%)
Wong Tai Sin 100 (6.2%)
Sai Kung 65 (4.0%)
Kwun Tong 124 (7.7%)
Shatin 141 (8.7%)
Tai Po 66 (4.1%)
North 76 (4.7%)
Yuen Long 203 (12.6%)
Tsuen Wan 41 (2.5%)
Kwai Tsing 154 (9.5%)
Tuen Mun 105 (6.5%)
Outside Hong Kong/Unknown 15 (0.9%)
Total 1614(100%)


Newly Reported Sexual Violence Cases from January to June 2017

Types of Abuse January to June 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Rape/Unlawful Sexual Intercourse 68 (15.1%)
Indecent assault 368 (81.6%)
Forced masturbation 2 (0.4%)
Forced oral sex 1 (0.2%)
Unlawful Buggery 1 (0.2%)
Others 0 (0.0%)
Multiple Abuse 11 (2.4%)
Total 451 (100%)


Sex of Victims January to June 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Female 437 (96.9%)
Male 14 (3.1%)
Total 451 (100%)


Perpetrator's Relationship with the Victim January to June 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Parent/child/sibling/in-laws 5 (1.1%)
Other relative 5 (1.1%)
Heterosexual lover 6 (1.3%)
Same-sex lover 1 (0.2%)
Heterosexual ex-lover 16 (3.5%)
Same-sex ex-lover 0 (0.0%)
Friend 56 (12.4%)
Caregiver (Non-relative) 5 (1.1%)
Employer / employee / colleague 49 (10.9%)
Teacher / tutor 4 (0.9%)
Stranger 303 (67.2%)
Others 1 (0.2%)
Total 451(100%)


District of Incident January to June 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 55 (12.2%)
Southern 7 (1.6%)
Island 6 (1.3%)
Eastern 12 (2.7%)
Wan Chai 29 (6.4%)
Kowloon City 26 (5.8%)
Yau Tsim Mong 82 (18.2%)
Shamshuipo 27 (6.0%)
Wong Tai Sin 9 (2.0%)
Sai Kung 10 (2.2%)
Kwun Tong 18 (4.0%)
Shatin 24 (5.3%)
Tai Po 8 (1.8%)
North 13 (2.9%)
Yuen Long 28 (6.2%)
Tsuen Wan 24 (5.3%)
Kwai Tsing 31 (6.9%)
Tuen Mun 13 (2.9%)
Outside Hong Kong/Unknown 29 (6.4%)
Total 451 (100%)

Note : Owing to rounding, percentage may not add up to 100 as shown in the above tables.

The above statistics can be downloaded here( PDF Document)

Based on the information collected by the Child Protection Registry (CPR) and the Central Information System on Spouse / Cohabitant Battering Cases and Sexual Violence Cases (CISSCBSV)[the Central Information System on Battered Spouse Cases and Sexual Violence Cases was renamed as Central Information System on Spouse / Cohabitant Battering Cases and Sexual Violence Cases (CISSCBSV) w.e.f. June 2011], the statistics on newly reported child abuse, spouse / cohabitant battering cases and sexual violence cases from 2005 to 2016 can be downloaded here :

Statistics on newly reported child abuse, battered spouse and sexual violence cases in 2005

Statistics on newly reported child abuse, battered spouse and sexual violence cases in 2006

Statistics on newly reported child abuse, battered spouse and sexual violence cases in 2007

Statistics on newly reported child abuse, battered spouse and sexual violence cases in 2008

Statistics on newly reported child abuse, battered spouse and sexual violence cases in 2009

Statistics on newly reported child abuse, battered spouse and sexual violence cases in 2010

Statistics on newly reported child abuse, spouse / cohabitant battering and sexual violence cases in 2011

Statistics on newly reported child abuse, spouse / cohabitant battering and sexual violence cases in 2012

Statistics on newly reported child abuse, spouse / cohabitant battering and sexual violence cases in 2013

Statistics on newly reported child abuse, spouse / cohabitant battering and sexual violence cases in 2014

Statistics on newly reported child abuse, spouse / cohabitant battering and sexual violence cases in 2015

Statistics on newly reported child abuse, spouse / cohabitant battering and sexual violence cases in 2016

   
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