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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 September 2016) is reported below :


Newly Reported Child Abuse Cases from January to September 2016

Types of Abuse January to September 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Physical abuse 280 (42.9%)
Neglect 132 (20.2%)
Sexual abuse 212 (32.5%)
Psychological abuse 8 (1.2%)
Multiple abuse 21 (3.2%)
Total 653 (100.0%)


Sex of Victims January to September 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Female 377 (57.7%)
Male 276 (42.3%)
Total 653 (100.0%)


Abuser's Relationship with the Victims January to September 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Parent 396 (58.4%)
Sibling 9 (1.3%)
Step-parent 37 (5.5%)
Grandparent 15 (2.2%)
Relative 12 (1.8%)
Family Friend/Friend 72 (10.6%)
Caregiver 18 (2.7%)
Teacher 6 (0.9%)
Tutor/Coach 20 (2.9%)
Co-tenant/Neighbour 12 (1.8%)
Unrelated Person 53 (7.8%)
Unidentified Person / Others 28 (4.1%)
Total* 678 (100.0%)

*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 September 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 9 (1.4%)
Southern 20 (3.1%)
Islands 13 (2.0%)
Eastern 27 (4.1%)
Wan Chai 7 (1.1%)
Kowloon City 15 (2.3%)
Yau Tsim Mong 39 (6.0%)
Shamshuipo 34 (5.2%)
Wong Tai Sin 21 (3.2%)
Sai Kung 35 (5.4%)
Kwun Tong 80 (12.3%)
Shatin 54 (8.3%)
Tai Po 15 (2.3%)
North 27 (4.1%)
Yuen Long 75 (11.5%)
Tsuen Wan 17 (2.6%)
Kwai Tsing 61 (9.3%)
Tuen Mun 65 (10.%)
Outside Hong Kong 11 (1.7%)
Unknown 28 (4.3%)
Total 653 (100.0%)

Newly Reported Spouse / Cohabitant Battering Cases from January to September 2016

Types of Abuse January to September 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Physical abuse 1971 (79.8%)
Sexual abuse 14 (0.6%)
Psychological abuse 302 (12.2%)
Multiple abuse 184 (7.4%)
Total 2471 (100.0%)


Sex of Victims January to September 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Female 2066 (83.6%)
Male 405 (16.4%)
Total 2471 (100.0%)


Perpetrator's Relationship with the Victim January to September 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Husband 1472 (59.6%)
Wife 279 (11.3%)
Estranged husband/ex-husband 98 (4.0%)
Estranged wife/ex-wife 18 (0.7%)
Heterosexual cohabitant 424 (17.2%)
Same-sex cohabitant 13 (0.5%)
Heterosexual ex-cohabitant 166 (6.7%)
Same-sex ex-cohabitant 1 (0.0%)
Total 2471 (100.0%)


Habitual Residential District at the Time of Abuse of Victim January to September 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 65 (2.6%)
Southern 35 (1.4%)
Island 24 (1.0%)
Eastern 116 (4.7%)
Wan Chai 27 (1.1%)
Kowloon City 132 (5.3%)
Yau Tsim Mong 146 (5.9%)
Shamshuipo 148 (6.0%)
Wong Tai Sin 177 (7.2%)
Sai Kung 103 (4.2%)
Kwun Tong 257 (10.4%)
Shatin 221 (8.9%)
Tai Po 104 (4.2%)
North 117 (4.7%)
Yuen Long 317 (12.8%)
Tsuen Wan 108 (4.4%)
Kwai Tsing 191 (7.7%)
Tuen Mun 161 (6.5%)
Outside Hong Kong/Unknown 22 (0.9%)
Total 2471 (100.0%)

Newly Reported Sexual Violence Cases from January to September 2016

Types of Abuse January to September 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Rape/Unlawful Sexual Intercourse 65 (10.2%)
Indecent assault 544 (85.7%)
Forced masturbation 0 (0.0%)
Forced oral sex 1 (0.2%)
Unlawful Buggery 2 (0.3%)
Others 0 (0.0%)
Multiple Abuse 23 (3.6%)
Total 635 (100.0%)


Sex of Victims January to September 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Female 620 (97.6%)
Male 15 (2.4%)
Total 635 (100.0%)


Perpetrator's Relationship with the Victim January to September 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Parent/child/sibling/in-laws 20 (3.1%)
Other relative 7 (1.1%)
Heterosexual lover 10 (1.6%)
Same-sex lover 0 (0.0%)
Heterosexual ex-lover 10 (1.6%)
Same-sex ex-lover 0 (0.0%)
Friend 71 (11.2%)
Caregiver (Non-relative) 9 (1.4%)
Employer / employee / colleague 69 (10.9%)
Teacher / tutor 11 (1.7%)
Stranger 426 (67.1%)
Others 2 (0.3%)
Total 635 (100.0%)


District of Incident January to September 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 60 (9.4%)
Southern 9 (1.4%)
Island 13 (2.0%)
Eastern 40 (6.3%)
Wan Chai 29 (4.6%)
Kowloon City 44 (6.9%)
Yau Tsim Mong 99 (15.6%)
Shamshuipo 32 (5.0%)
Wong Tai Sin 33 (5.2%)
Sai Kung 15 (2.4%)
Kwun Tong 59 (9.3%)
Shatin 30 (4.7%)
Tai Po 11 (1.7%)
North 15 (2.4%)
Yuen Long 40 (6.3%)
Tsuen Wan 22 (3.5%)
Kwai Tsing 33 (5.2%)
Tuen Mun 18 (2.8%)
Outside Hong Kong/Unknown 33 (5.2%)
Total 635 (100.0%)

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 2015 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

   
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