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Reports From the Public Processed in 2020

Volume of reports processed by

(For the year 2020)

Total Reports Processed

Excludes all Project Arachnid reports processed by

Jurisdiction of origin, report to

(For the year 2020)

Jurisdiction Reports
Territories 11
PE 42
NL 69
NB 229
SK 383
Unknown 561
NS 723
MB 925
AB 1,109
BC 1,371
QC 1,536
ON 9,207
International 16,545
Total Reports 33,903

"International" includes but is not limited to reports from individuals outside of Canada concerned about the sexual exploitation of a child as well as reports of websites hosted in Canada from non-Canadian cybertip organizations.

Reports by incident type

(For the year 2020)

Incident Type Report
Child Trafficking 46
Child Sex Tourism 48
Child Prostitution 60
Agreement or Arrangement with another Person to Commit a Sexual Offence Against a Child 130
Making Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Child 227
Luring 744
Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images (of an individual under 18 years of age) 935
Child Pornography 31,713

When sex is known, 64% of victims reported to were female, 26% were male.

Number of URLs Submitted in Child Sexual Abuse Material Reports

When submitting a CSAM report to, members of the public can include multiple URLs they wish to report. These URLs can be submitted within a single report. Across the 31,713 reports of CSAM, members of public submitted 37,273 URLs in these reports.

Reports forwarded to Canadian police/child welfare agencies

(For the year 2020)

Jurisdiction Forwarded
YT 1
NT 2
NL 14
SK 25
NS 25
NB 27
MB 96
BC 163
AB 168
QC 219
ON 444

Reports are sent to the RCMP's National Child Exploitation Crime Centre ( NCECC ) when triage shows victim/person of interest resides outside of Canada.

Statistics as of October 1, 2021