Statistics on the total number of reports received by the NCR by type, sex, month and year, 2007 to 2017
The National Children's Registry (NCR) was established as a provision of the Child Care and Protection Act 2004 (CCPA) and began operations on January 1, 2007 as the Office of the Children’s Registry. Operating within the Child Protection & Family Services Agency (CPFSA), the NCR is a central point for the recording, assessment and referral of reports that are made by persons who know or suspect that a child is being or is at risk of being abused, neglected or otherwise in need of care and protection. The information from these reports forms the basis of the statistics that are presented by the NCR.
A total of 96,345 reports were made to the NCR during the period 2007 – 2017.
Statistics on the number of reports represent children who were alleged victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, trafficking or child labour. They also include children who were reported to exhibit behavioural problems or who were otherwise in need of care and protection.
Reports of incidents that are received by the OCR are regarded as allegations; investigations by the relevant agencies may either confirm an incident as reported or indicate otherwise.
Where presented, “n/a” means not applicable.
Where presented, N = Total count.
A feature of many of the reports received by the OCR is the occurrence of two or more forms of abuse against children. Thus, the figures shown (if disaggregated by the type of abuse) reflect the incidence of each category and may not add to the total number of reports or the total number of children of whom reports were made.
Statistics shown are not final and hence, are subject to change.