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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 2018) is reported below :


Newly Reported Child Abuse Cases from January to March 2018

Types of Abuse January to March 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Physical abuse 107 (45.3%)
Neglect 58 (24.6%)
Sexual abuse 60 (25.4%)
Psychological abuse 3 (1.3%)
Multiple abuse 8 (3.4%)
Total 236 (100%)


Sex of Victims January to March 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Female 117 (49.6%)
Male 119 (50.4%)
Total 236 (100%)


Abuser's Relationship
with the Victims
January to March 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Parent 152 (65.2%)
Sibling 7 (3.0%)
Step-parent 15 (6.4%)
Grandparent 7 (3.0%)
Relative 4 (1.7%)
Family Friend/Friend 16 (6.9%)
Caregiver 2 (0.9%)
Teacher 1 (0.4%)
Tutor/Coach 5 (2.1%)
Co-tenant/Neighbour 2 (0.9%)
Unrelated Person 17 (7.3%)
Unidentified Person / Others 5 (2.1%)
Total* 233 (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 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 5 (2.1%)
Southern 4 (1.7%)
Islands 7 (3.0%)
Eastern 4 (1.7%)
Wan Chai 2 (0.8%)
Kowloon City 7 (3.0%)
Yau Tsim Mong 20 (8.5%)
Shamshuipo 15 (6.4%)
Wong Tai Sin 14 (5.9%)
Sai Kung 4 (1.7%)
Kwun Tong 23 (9.7%)
Shatin 8 (3.4%)
Tai Po 14 (5.9%)
North 16 (6.8%)
Yuen Long 23 (9.7%)
Tsuen Wan 9 (3.8%)
Kwai Tsing 18 (7.6%)
Tuen Mun 28 (11.9%)
Outside Hong Kong 7 (3.0%)
Unknown 8 (3.4%)
Total 236 (100%)


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

Types of Abuse January to March 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Physical abuse 599 (78.3%)
Sexual abuse 3 (0.4%)
Psychological abuse 89 (11.6%)
Multiple abuse 74 (9.7%)
Total 765 (100%)


Sex of Victims January to March 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Female 628 (82.1%)
Male 137 (17.9%)
Total 765 (100%)


Perpetrator's Relationship
with the Victim
January to March 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Husband 453 (59.2%)
Wife 93 (12.2%)
Estranged husband/ex-husband 33 (4.3%)
Estranged wife/ex-wife 5 (0.7%)
Heterosexual cohabitant 119 (15.6%)
Same-sex cohabitant 1 (0.1%)
Heterosexual ex-cohabitant 58 (7.6%)
Same-sex ex-cohabitant 3 (0.4%)
Total 765 (100%)


Habitual Residential District at the Time of Abuse of Victim January to March 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 24 (3.1%)
Southern 8 (1.0%)
Island 21 (2.7%)
Eastern 37 (4.8%)
Wan Chai 7 (0.9%)
Kowloon City 41 (5.4%)
Yau Tsim Mong 51 (6.7%)
Shamshuipo 34 (4.4%)
Wong Tai Sin 49 (6.4%)
Sai Kung 30 (3.9%)
Kwun Tong 74 (9.7%)
Shatin 70 (9.2%)
Tai Po 24 (3.1%)
North 34 (4.4%)
Yuen Long 101 (13.2%)
Tsuen Wan 35 (4.6%)
Kwai Tsing 51 (6.7%)
Tuen Mun 63 (8.2%)
Outside Hong Kong/Unknown 11 (1.4%)
Total 765 (100%)


Newly Reported Sexual Violence Cases from January to March 2018

Types of Abuse January to March 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Rape/Unlawful Sexual Intercourse 32 (13.3%)
Indecent assault 196 (81.3%)
Forced masturbation 1 (0.4%)
Forced oral sex 2 (0.8%)
Unlawful Buggery 1 (0.4%)
Others 0 (0.0%)
Multiple Abuse 9 (3.7%)
Total 241 (100%)


Sex of Victims January to March 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Female 231 (95.9%)
Male 10 (4.1%)
Total 241 (100%)


Perpetrator's Relationship
with the Victim
January to March 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Parent/child/sibling/in-laws 6 (2.5%)
Other relative 7 (2.9%)
Heterosexual lover 4 (1.7%)
Same-sex lover 0 (0.0%)
Heterosexual ex-lover 6 (2.5%)
Same-sex ex-lover 0 (0.0%)
Friend 23 (9.5%)
Caregiver (Non-relative) 2 (0.8%)
Employer / employee / colleague 33 (13.7%)
Teacher / tutor 4 (1.7%)
Stranger 155 (64.3%)
Others 1 (0.4%)
Total 241 (100%)


District of Incident January to March 2018
No. of Cases (%)
Central & Western 24 (10.0%)
Southern 2 (0.8%)
Island 10 (4.1%)
Eastern 8 (3.3%)
Wan Chai 8 (3.3%)
Kowloon City 12 (5.0%)
Yau Tsim Mong 39 (16.2%)
Shamshuipo 4 (1.7%)
Wong Tai Sin 10 (4.1%)
Sai Kung 5 (2.1%)
Kwun Tong 20 (8.3%)
Shatin 9 (3.7%)
Tai Po 5 (2.1%)
North 7 (2.9%)
Yuen Long 17 (7.1%)
Tsuen Wan 12 (5.0%)
Kwai Tsing 12 (5.0%)
Tuen Mun 10 (4.1%)
Outside Hong Kong/Unknown 27 (11.2%)
Total 241 (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

   
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