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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 December 2016) is reported below :


Newly Reported Child Abuse Cases from January to December 2016

Types of Abuse January to December 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Physical abuse 378 (42.4%)
Neglect 182 (20.4%)
Sexual abuse 294 (33.0%)
Psychological abuse 10 (1.1%)
Multiple abuse 28 (3.1%)
Total 892 (100.0%)


Sex of Victims January to December 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Female 509 (57.1%)
Male 383 (42.9%)
Total 892 (100.0%)


Abuser's Relationship with the Victims January to December 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Parent 534 (58.6%)
Sibling 11 (1.2%)
Step-parent 46 (5.0%)
Grandparent 17 (1.9%)
Relative 21 (2.3%)
Family Friend/Friend 94 (10.3%)
Caregiver 23 (2.5%)
Teacher 7 (0.8%)
Tutor/Coach 28 (3.1%)
Co-tenant/Neighbour 14 (1.5%)
Unrelated Person 79 (8.7%)
Unidentified Person / Others 37 (4.1%)
Total* 911 (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 December 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 12 (1.3%)
Southern 28 (3.1%)
Islands 18 (2.0%)
Eastern 35 (3.9%)
Wan Chai 8 (0.9%)
Kowloon City 23 (2.6%)
Yau Tsim Mong 50 (5.6%)
Shamshuipo 42 (4.7%)
Wong Tai Sin 37 (4.1%)
Sai Kung 45 (5.%)
Kwun Tong 102 (11.4%)
Shatin 66 (7.4%)
Tai Po 19 (2.1%)
North 51 (5.7%)
Yuen Long 107 (12.%)
Tsuen Wan 29 (3.3%)
Kwai Tsing 77 (8.6%)
Tuen Mun 85 (9.5%)
Outside Hong Kong 17 (1.9%)
Unknown 41 (4.6%)
Total 892 (100.0%)

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

Types of Abuse January to December 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Physical abuse 2634 (79.3%)
Sexual abuse 19 (0.6%)
Psychological abuse 397 (12.0%)
Multiple abuse 271 (8.2%)
Total 3321 (100.0%)


Sex of Victims January to December 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Female 2783 (83.8%)
Male 538 (16.2%)
Total 3321 (100.0%)


Perpetrator's Relationship with the Victim January to December 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Husband 1987 (59.8%)
Wife 370 (11.1%)
Estranged husband/ex-husband 134 (4.0%)
Estranged wife/ex-wife 27 (0.8%)
Heterosexual cohabitant 565 (17.0%)
Same-sex cohabitant 16 (0.5%)
Heterosexual ex-cohabitant 219 (6.6%)
Same-sex ex-cohabitant 3 (0.1%)
Total 3321 (100.0%)


Habitual Residential District at the Time of Abuse of Victim January to December 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 79 (2.4%)
Southern 44 (1.3%)
Island 35 (1.1%)
Eastern 168 (5.1%)
Wan Chai 37 (1.1%)
Kowloon City 185 (5.6%)
Yau Tsim Mong 196 (5.9%)
Shamshuipo 178 (5.4%)
Wong Tai Sin 231 (7.0%)
Sai Kung 143 (4.3%)
Kwun Tong 322 (9.7%)
Shatin 311 (9.4%)
Tai Po 147 (4.4%)
North 168 (5.1%)
Yuen Long 427 (12.9%)
Tsuen Wan 139 (4.2%)
Kwai Tsing 260 (7.8%)
Tuen Mun 218 (6.6%)
Outside Hong Kong/Unknown 33 (1.0%)
Total 3321 (100.0%)

Newly Reported Sexual Violence Cases from January to December 2016

Types of Abuse January to December 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Rape/Unlawful Sexual Intercourse 101 (11.7%)
Indecent assault 729 (84.7%)
Forced masturbation 0 (0.0%)
Forced oral sex 2 (0.2%)
Unlawful Buggery 2 (0.2%)
Others 0 (0.0%)
Multiple Abuse 27 (3.1%)
Total 861 (100.0%)


Sex of Victims January to December 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Female 837 (97.2%)
Male 24 (2.8%)
Total 861 (100.0%)


Perpetrator's Relationship with the Victim January to December 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Parent/child/sibling/in-laws 25 (2.9%)
Other relative 11 (1.3%)
Heterosexual lover 14 (1.6%)
Same-sex lover 0 (0.0%)
Heterosexual ex-lover 18 (2.1%)
Same-sex ex-lover 0 (0.0%)
Friend 103 (12.0%)
Caregiver (Non-relative) 21 (2.4%)
Employer / employee / colleague 87 (10.1%)
Teacher / tutor 16 (1.9%)
Stranger 564 (65.5%)
Others 2 (0.2%)
Total 861 (100.0%)


District of Incident January to December 2016
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 89 (10.3%)
Southern 19 (2.2%)
Island 14 (1.6%)
Eastern 46 (5.3%)
Wan Chai 37 (4.3%)
Kowloon City 64 (7.4%)
Yau Tsim Mong 132 (15.3%)
Shamshuipo 35 (4.1%)
Wong Tai Sin 40 (4.6%)
Sai Kung 20 (2.3%)
Kwun Tong 67 (7.8%)
Shatin 45 (5.2%)
Tai Po 17 (2.0%)
North 24 (2.8%)
Yuen Long 54 (6.3%)
Tsuen Wan 30 (3.5%)
Kwai Tsing 48 (5.6%)
Tuen Mun 30 (3.5%)
Outside Hong Kong/Unknown 50 (5.8%)
Total 861 (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 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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