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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 2018) is reported below :


Newly Reported Child Abuse Cases from January to June 2018

Types of Abuse January to June 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Physical abuse 264 (47.7%)
Neglect 126 (22.7%)
Sexual abuse 144 (26.0%)
Psychological abuse 6 (1.1%)
Multiple abuse 14 (2.5%)
Total 554 (100%)

Sex of Victims January to June 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Female 292 (52.7%)
Male 262 (47.3%)
Total 554 (100%)

Abuser's Relationship
with the Victims
January to June 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Parent 376 (67.3%)
Sibling 8 (1.4%)
Step-parent 22 (3.9%)
Grandparent 13 (2.3%)
Relative 6 (1.1%)
Family Friend/Friend 44 (7.9%)
Caregiver 7 (1.3%)
Teacher 4 (0.7%)
Tutor/Coach 14 (2.5%)
Co-tenant/Neighbour 5 (0.9%)
Unrelated Person 41 (7.3%)
Unidentified Person / Others 18 (3.2%)
Others 1 (0.2%)
Total* 559 (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 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 14 (2.5%)
Southern 13 (2.3%)
Islands 15 (2.7%)
Eastern 18 (3.2%)
Wan Chai 6 (1.1%)
Kowloon City 20 (3.6%)
Yau Tsim Mong 30 (5.4%)
Shamshuipo 28 (5.1%)
Wong Tai Sin 33 (6.0%)
Sai Kung 23 (4.2%)
Kwun Tong 66 (11.9%)
Shatin 18 (3.2%)
Tai Po 28 (5.1%)
North 31 (5.6%)
Yuen Long 70 (12.6%)
Tsuen Wan 18 (3.2%)
Kwai Tsing 42 (7.6%)
Tuen Mun 45 (8.1%)
Outside Hong Kong 14 (2.5%)
Unknown 22 (4.0%)
Total 554 (100%)


Newly Reported Spouse / Cohabitant Battering Cases from January to June 2018

Types of Abuse January to June 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Physical violence 1 146 (79.3%)
Sexual violence 8 (0.6%)
Psychological abuse 169 (11.7%)
Multiple violence 123 (8.5%)
Total 1 446 (100%)

Sex of Victims January to June 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Female 1 186 (82.0%)
Male 260 (18.0%)
Total 1 446 (100%)

Perpetrator's Relationship
with the Victim
January to June 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Husband 862 (59.6%)
Wife 181 (12.5%)
Estranged husband/ex-husband 59 (4.1%)
Estranged wife/ex-wife 12 (0.8%)
Heterosexual cohabitant 222 (15.4%)
Same-sex cohabitant 2 (0.1%)
Heterosexual ex-cohabitant 104 (7.2%)
Same-sex ex-cohabitant 4 (0.3%)
Total 1 446 (100%)

Ethnicity
January to June 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Chinese 1 316 (91.0%)
Indonesian 19 (1.3%)
Filipino 21 (1.5%)
White 1 (0.1%)
Indian 16 (1.1%)
Pakistani 16 (1.1%)
Nepalese 7 (0.5%)
Japanese 2 (0.1%)
Thai 6 (0.4%)
Other Asian 26 (1.8%)
African 6 (0.4%)
Others 4 (0.3%)
Unknown 6 (0.4%)
Total 1 446 (100%)

Habitual Residential District at the Time of Abuse of Victim January to June 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 49 (3.4%)
Southern 17 (1.2%)
Island 35 (2.4%)
Eastern 79 (5.5%)
Wan Chai 16 (1.1%)
Kowloon City 76 (5.3%)
Yau Tsim Mong 78 (5.4%)
Shamshuipo 51 (3.5%)
Wong Tai Sin 96 (6.6%)
Sai Kung 67 (4.6%)
Kwun Tong 134 (9.3%)
Shatin 131 (9.1%)
Tai Po 59 (4.1%)
North 76 (5.3%)
Yuen Long 211 (14.6%)
Tsuen Wan 58 (4.0%)
Kwai Tsing 92 (6.4%)
Tuen Mun 105 (7.3%)
Outside Hong Kong/Unknown 16 (1.1%)
Total 1 446 (100%)


Newly Reported Sexual Violence Cases from January to June 2018

Types of Abuse January to June 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Rape/Unlawful Sexual Intercourse 56 (12.5%)
Indecent assault 373 (83.3%)
Forced masturbation 2 (0.4%)
Forced oral sex 3 (0.7%)
Unlawful Buggery 1 (0.2%)
Others 0 (0.0%)
Multiple Abuse 13 (2.9%)
Total 448 (100%)

Sex of Victims January to June 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Female 433 (96.7%)
Male 15 (3.3%)
Total 448 (100%)

Perpetrator's Relationship
with the Victim
January to June 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Parent 3 (0.7%)
Child 0 (0.0%)
Sibling 7 (1.6%)
In-laws 1 (0.2%)
Other relative 13 (2.9%)
Heterosexual lover 9 (2.0%)
Same-sex lover 0 (0.0%)
Heterosexual ex-lover 10 (2.2%)
Same-sex ex-lover 1 (0.2%)
Friend 47 (10.5%)
Caregiver (Non-relative) 3 (0.7%)
Employer / employee / colleague 55 (12.3%)
Teacher / tutor 7 (1.6%)
Stranger 291 (65.0%)
Others 1 (0.2%)
Total 448 (100%)

Ethnicity
January to June 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Chinese 396 (88.4%)
Indonesian 5 (1.1%)
Filipino 14 (3.1%)
White 1 (0.2%)
Indian 1 (0.2%)
Pakistani 2 (0.4%)
Nepalese 2 (0.4%)
Japanese 1 (0.2%)
Thai 0 (0.0%)
Other Asian 23 (5.1%)
African 1 (0.2%)
Others 1 (0.2%)
Unknown 1 (0.2%)
Total 448 (100%)

District of Incident January to June 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 52 (11.6%)
Southern 11 (2.5%)
Island 17 (3.8%)
Eastern 22 (4.9%)
Wan Chai 20 (4.5%)
Kowloon City 24 (5.4%)
Yau Tsim Mong 70 (15.6%)
Shamshuipo 7 (1.6%)
Wong Tai Sin 17 (3.8%)
Sai Kung 9 (2.0%)
Kwun Tong 34 (7.6%)
Shatin 19 (4.2%)
Tai Po 9 (2.0%)
North 9 (2.0%)
Yuen Long 35 (7.8%)
Tsuen Wan 18 (4.0%)
Kwai Tsing 16 (3.6%)
Tuen Mun 22 (4.9%)
Outside Hong Kong/Unknown 37 (8.3%)
Total 448 (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. December 2011] , the statistics on newly reported child abuse, spouse / cohabitant battering cases and sexual violence cases from 2005 to 2017 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

Statistics on newly reported child abuse, spouse / cohabitant battering and sexual violence cases in 2017

   
2011 (C) |  Important notices Last Revision Date : 30 Aug 2018