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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 March 2017) is reported below :


Newly Reported Child Abuse Cases from January to March 2017

Types of Abuse January to March 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Physical abuse 108 (42.2%)
Neglect 58 (22.7%)
Sexual abuse 79 (30.9%)
Psychological abuse 3 (1.2%)
Multiple abuse 8 (3.1%)
Total 256 (100%)


Sex of Victims January to March 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Female 147 (57.4%)
Male 109 (42.6%)
Total 256 (100%)


Abuser's Relationship with the Victims January to March 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Parent 164 (63.1%)
Sibling 6 (2.3%)
Step-parent 9 (3.5%)
Grandparent 0 (0.0%)
Relative 5 (1.9%)
Family Friend/Friend 20 (7.7%)
Caregiver 12 (4.6%)
Teacher 2 (0.8%)
Tutor/Coach 4 (1.5%)
Co-tenant/Neighbour 7 (2.7%)
Unrelated Person 25 (9.6%)
Unidentified Person / Others 6 (2.3%)
Total* 260 (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 March 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 6 (2.3%)
Southern 5 (2.0%)
Islands 2 (0.8%)
Eastern 10 (3.9%)
Wan Chai 4 (1.6%)
Kowloon City 7 (2.7%)
Yau Tsim Mong 10 (3.9%)
Shamshuipo 20 (7.8%)
Wong Tai Sin 12 (4.7%)
Sai Kung 11 (4.3%)
Kwun Tong 25 (9.8%)
Shatin 12 (4.7%)
Tai Po 8 (3.1%)
North 18 (7.0%)
Yuen Long 36 (14.1%)
Tsuen Wan 2 (0.8%)
Kwai Tsing 24 (9.4%)
Tuen Mun 21 (8.2%)
Outside Hong Kong 7 (2.7%)
Unknown 16 (6.3%)
Total 256 (100%)

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

Types of Abuse January to March 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Physical abuse 634 (77.1%)
Sexual abuse 4 (0.5%)
Psychological abuse 110 (13.4%)
Multiple abuse 74 (9.0%)
Total 822 (100%)


Sex of Victims January to March 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Female 690 (83.9%)
Male 132 (16.1%)
Total 822 (100%)


Perpetrator's Relationship with the Victim January to March 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Husband 472 (57.4%)
Wife 86 (10.5%)
Estranged husband/ex-husband 45 (5.5%)
Estranged wife/ex-wife 12 (1.5%)
Heterosexual cohabitant 129 (15.7%)
Same-sex cohabitant 6 (0.7%)
Heterosexual ex-cohabitant 70 (8.5%)
Same-sex ex-cohabitant 2 (0.2%)
Total 822 (100%)


Habitual Residential District at the Time of Abuse of Victim January to March 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 14 (1.7%)
Southern 21 (2.6%)
Island 12 (1.5%)
Eastern 50 (6.1%)
Wan Chai 20 (2.4%)
Kowloon City 37 (4.5%)
Yau Tsim Mong 46 (5.6%)
Shamshuipo 69 (8.4%)
Wong Tai Sin 45 (5.5%)
Sai Kung 32 (3.9%)
Kwun Tong 57 (6.9%)
Shatin 86 (10.5%)
Tai Po 38 (4.6%)
North 35 (4.3%)
Yuen Long 106 (12.9%)
Tsuen Wan 25 (3.0%)
Kwai Tsing 71 (8.6%)
Tuen Mun 51 (6.2%)
Outside Hong Kong/Unknown 7 (0.9%)
Total 822 (100%)

Newly Reported Sexual Violence Cases from January to March 2017

Types of Abuse January to March 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Rape/Unlawful Sexual Intercourse 34 (13.7%)
Indecent assault 207 (83.5%)
Forced masturbation 0 (0.0%)
Forced oral sex 1 (0.4%)
Unlawful Buggery 0 (0.0%)
Others 0 (0.0%)
Multiple Abuse 6 (2.4%)
Total 248 (100%)


Sex of Victims January to March 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Female 242 (97.6%)
Male 6 (2.4%)
Total 248 (100%)


Perpetrator's Relationship with the Victim January to March 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Parent/child/sibling/in-laws 2 (0.8%)
Other relative 4 (1.6%)
Heterosexual lover 4 (1.6%)
Same-sex lover 0 (0.0%)
Heterosexual ex-lover 7 (2.8%)
Same-sex ex-lover 0 (0.0%)
Friend 26 (10.5%)
Caregiver (Non-relative) 3 (1.2%)
Employer / employee / colleague 25 (10.1%)
Teacher / tutor 1 (0.4%)
Stranger 176 (71.0%)
Others 0 (0.0%)
Total 248 (100%)


District of Incident January to March 2017
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 24 (9.7%)
Southern 2 (0.8%)
Island 5 (2.0%)
Eastern 7 (2.8%)
Wan Chai 17 (6.9%)
Kowloon City 16 (6.5%)
Yau Tsim Mong 51 (20.6%)
Shamshuipo 16 (6.5%)
Wong Tai Sin 6 (2.4%)
Sai Kung 5 (2.0%)
Kwun Tong 11 (4.4%)
Shatin 9 (3.6%)
Tai Po 4 (1.6%)
North 4 (1.6%)
Yuen Long 22 (8.9%)
Tsuen Wan 11 (4.4%)
Kwai Tsing 18 (7.3%)
Tuen Mun 9 (3.6%)
Outside Hong Kong/Unknown 11 (4.4%)
Total 248 (100%)

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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