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  • 1. Page 1 of 14Period: July to September 2012 (Preliminary data)Release date: March 19, 2013OVERVIEWFor the quarter, July to September 2012, the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) received onethousand nine hundred and seventy nine (1,979) reports, representing a decline of 21% over theprevious quarter, April to June 2012.Of the reports received, one thousand six hundred and twenty six (1,626) represent children who werebeing reported for the first time. Of this amount, 57% were girls, 42% were boys, while the gender forthe remaining 1% was not specified. (See Figures 1 & 2).Figure 1 Figure 2050010001500200025003000Number ofreportsNumber ofchildren2511212819791626Total number of reports received by theOCR, and total number of childrenreported by quarterQ2 (Apr to Jun 2012) Q3 (Jul to Sep 2012)680, 42%927, 57%19, 1%Number of children reported to the OCR bygender , July - September 2012Male Female UnknownChild Abuse ReportsStatistical BulletinVolume 1, No. 3
  • 2. Page 2 of 14BREAKDOWN OF REPORTSNeglect was the most common report received by the OCR throughout the quarter, representing 28% of allreports. This is followed by reports of children who were considered to be in need of care and protection (19%)and children who were sexually abused (17%). (See Figure 3).Figure 31Source: Office of the Children’s Registry1A 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 above reflect the incidence of each category of report and may not add to the total number ofreports.6768354131256058659831Physical abuseSexual abuseEmotional abuseNeglectTraffickingChild labourExhibiting behavioral problemsIn need of care and protection0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400Breakdown of reports, July - September 2012
  • 3. OCR, Child Abuse Reports – Statistical Bulletin; July to September 2012Page 3 of 14Table 1 – Total number of reports by type, month and periodMonth PeriodType of reportJan-12Feb-12Mar-12Apr-12May-12Jun-12Jul-12Aug-12Sep-12Q2 (Apr toJun)Q3 (Jul toSep)%ChangePhysical abuse 145 181 199 193 256 227 180 160 165 676 505 -25%Sexual abuse 205 184 178 245 347 243 256 182 187 835 625 -25%Emotional abuse 100 77 86 120 145 148 97 86 76 413 259 -37%Neglect 296 387 342 348 499 409 326 327 347 1256 1000 -20%Trafficking 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2Child labour 8 15 14 15 33 10 13 15 23 58 51 -12%Exhibiting behavioralproblems 164 203 200 169 260 230 128 180 155 659 463 -30%In need of care andprotection 199 292 234 233 344 254 226 232 238 831 696 -16%Source: Office of the Children’s RegistryFigure 4Source: Office of the Children’s Registry676835413125605865983150562525910002514636960200400600800100012001400PhysicalabuseSexual abuse EmotionalabuseNeglect Trafficking Child labour ExhibitingbehavioralproblemsIn need ofcare andprotectionNumberofreportsType of reportNumber of reports by typeQ2 (Apr to Jun 2012) & Q3 (Jul to Sep 2012)Q2 (Apr to Jun) Q3 (Jul to Sep)
  • 4. OCR, Child Abuse Reports – Statistical Bulletin; July to September 2012Page 4 of 14Figure 5Source: Office of the Children’s Registry0100200300400500600NumberofreportsMajor categories of reportsJanuary 2011 to September 2012Physical abuse Sexual abuse NeglectExhibiting behavioral problems In need of care and protection
  • 5. OCR, Child Abuse Reports – Statistical Bulletin; July to September 2012Page 5 of 14Gender DistributionWhen disaggregated by gender, data from the OCR show that for all forms of abuse girls are more at risk,representing in some instances up to 93% of such reports as in the case of sexual abuse.(Please see Table 2 and Figure 6).Table 2 – Total number of reports received by the OCR by type of report and gender, January toSeptember 2012Gender of childType of report Male Female Unknown Total % femalesPhysical abuse 235 265 4 504 53%Sexual abuse 46 578 0 624 93%Emotional abuse 105 153 0 258 59%Neglect 474 505 18 997 51%Trafficking 0 2 0 2 100%Child labour 21 30 0 51 59%Exhibiting behavioral problems 231 225 6 462 49%In need of care and protection 341 341 12 694 49%Source: Office of the Children’s RegistryFigure 6Source: Office of the Children’s Registry0%25%50%75%100%Physical abuse Sexual abuse EmotionalabuseNeglect Trafficking Child labour ExhibitingbehavioralproblemsIn need of careand protectionNumberofreportsReport type by gender distributionMale Female Unknown
  • 6. OCR, Child Abuse Reports – Statistical Bulletin; July to September 2012Page 6 of 14Sexual abuseTable 3 – Total number of sexual abuse reports by type, month and periodMonth Period%ChangeSexual abuse - breakdownJan-12Feb-12Mar-12Apr-12May-12Jun-12Jul-12Aug-12Sep-12Q2 (Apr toJun)Q3 (Julto Sep)Sexual abuse - total 205 184 178 245 347 244 256 182 186 836 624 -25%Buggery 5 6 7 10 12 13 9 7 9 35 25 -29%Sexual intercourse with personunder 16 years 141 100 96 129 206 124 147 93 104 459 344 -25%Exhibitionism 0 2 4 3 2 2 0 0 1 7 1 -86%Fondling 31 25 22 33 42 39 31 23 21 114 75 -34%Incest 13 6 9 10 17 7 12 5 19 34 36 6%Oral sex 6 10 4 10 16 5 10 4 9 31 23 -26%Rape 23 25 23 27 29 26 25 19 23 82 67 -18%Source: Office of the Children’s RegistryFigure 7Source: Office of the Children’s Registry4%55%0%12%6%4%11%BuggerySexual intercourse with person under 16 yearsExhibitionismFondlingIncestOral sexRape0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%Breakdown of sexual abuse reports (percentage share),July to September 2012
  • 7. OCR, Child Abuse Reports – Statistical Bulletin; July to September 2012Page 7 of 14NeglectTable 4 - Total number of neglect reports by type, month and periodMonth PeriodNeglect - breakdownJan-12Feb-12Mar-12Apr-12May-12Jun-12Jul-12Aug-12Sep-12Q2 (Apr toJun)Q3 (Julto Sep)%ChangeTotal neglect 296 387 342 349 498 412 320 329 348 1259 997 -21%Physical neglect 191 266 248 227 345 271 233 235 203 843 671 -20%Inadequate food, clothingor lodging 97 132 93 100 156 116 114 100 94 372 308 -17%Inadequate medical care 17 36 35 24 46 53 26 21 30 123 77 -37%Inadequate supervision 92 147 126 139 204 148 133 146 104 491 383 -22%Abandonment 9 15 19 20 26 18 19 15 13 64 47 -27%Educational neglect 112 155 150 161 232 170 115 96 185 563 396 -30%Child not enrolled /registered 32 34 33 30 41 52 19 33 93 123 145 18%Absenteeism / truancy 77 93 107 123 176 108 87 55 78 407 220 -46%Source: Office of the Children’s RegistryExhibiting behavioral problemsTable 5 - Total number of reports of children exhibiting behavioural problems by type, month andperiodExhibiting behavioralproblems - breakdownMonth PeriodJan-12Feb-12Mar-12Apr-12May-12Jun-12Jul-12Aug-12Sep-12Q2 (Apr toJun)Q3 (Jul toSep)%ChangeBehavioral problems -total 164 203 200 169 260 230 128 180 154 659 462 -30%Beyond control 6 24 19 24 30 14 8 29 15 68 52 -24%Abscond 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 0%Running away fromhome 25 31 24 21 39 18 21 22 17 78 60 -23%Substance abuse 16 22 23 15 37 18 12 15 10 70 37 -47%Alcohol 4 8 3 4 15 3 1 3 1 22 5 -77%Cocaine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Cigarettes 0 2 0 3 3 4 0 3 0 10 3 -70%Marijuana 14 16 21 14 26 11 9 12 8 51 29 -43%Truancy 15 28 33 25 47 34 15 20 7 106 42 -60%Source: Office of the Children’s Registry
  • 8. OCR, Child Abuse Reports – Statistical Bulletin; July to September 2012Page 8 of 14In need of care and protectionTable 6 - Total number of reports of children in need of care and protection by type, month and periodIn need of care and protection -breakdownMonth PeriodJan-12Feb-12Mar-12Apr-12May-12Jun-12Jul-12Aug-12Sep-12Q2 (Aprto Jun)Q3 (Julto Sep)%ChangeCare and protection - total 199 292 234 233 344 256 222 233 239 833 694 -17%Has no parent or guardian 1 4 0 1 1 9 1 6 3 11 10 -9%Parent / guardian unfit 15 22 26 21 27 21 19 18 22 69 59 -14%Bad associations 7 11 5 9 15 12 4 20 8 36 32 -11%Child abducted / missing 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 4 0 -100%Exposed to moral danger(begging, roaming etc) 45 96 56 45 98 55 58 50 60 198 168 -15%Educational deprivation (non-neglect) 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 -50%Shares household withoffended child 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Shares household withconvicted offender 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 3 3 0%Cared for in undesirablecircumstances 34 54 32 35 63 21 42 39 31 119 112 -6%Parent / guardian unemployed 25 55 35 42 60 50 56 34 27 152 117 -23%Parent financially unable toprovide 22 41 26 19 33 34 28 22 28 86 78 -9%Child witnessed abuse /violence 19 34 20 20 21 23 17 13 14 64 44 -31%Child is suicidal 14 17 21 27 24 26 16 18 12 77 46 -40%Child lives on the street 2 1 0 1 2 1 2 3 1 4 6 50%Source: Office of the Children’s Registry
  • 9. OCR, Child Abuse Reports – Statistical Bulletin; July to September 2012Page 9 of 14Parish distributionTable 7 – Total number of reports received by the OCR by parish of residence, gender of child and typeof report, July to September 2012Gender of child Type of reportParish of residence Total Male Female Unknown PA SA EA N T CL BP CPKingston & St. Andrew 622 227 394 1 163 223 93 268 0 17 182 190St. Catherine 262 135 126 1 92 59 52 157 0 6 42 103St. Ann 207 75 123 9 42 65 14 107 0 5 38 58St. James 191 73 114 4 40 60 17 84 1 4 51 63Manchester 171 80 90 1 51 43 22 91 1 4 53 78Clarendon 155 74 77 4 36 39 22 89 0 4 19 69St. Elizabeth 104 37 67 0 20 22 13 57 0 4 30 45St. Mary 99 36 62 1 22 29 8 67 0 2 13 35Westmoreland 53 19 33 1 17 27 7 24 0 4 7 13Trelawny 40 10 30 0 5 28 6 19 0 0 14 14Hanover 31 10 21 0 10 11 2 18 0 0 4 14Portland 29 8 21 0 2 13 0 9 0 1 7 8St. Thomas 15 7 8 0 4 5 2 7 0 0 2 4Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Total 1979 791 1166 22 504 624 258 997 2 51 462 694Source: Office of the Children’s RegistryKeyPA Physical abuseSA Sexual abuseEA Emotional abuseN NeglectT TraffickingCL Child labourBP Exhibiting behavioral problemsCP In need of care and protectionFact:Every 30 minutes, theOCR receives a reportabout a child who isallegedly being abused, orin need of care andprotection
  • 10. OCR, Child Abuse Reports – Statistical Bulletin; July to September 2012Page 10 of 14Figure 8- Map showing the total number of reports received by the OCR by parish of residence of thechild, over the period January to September 2012Source: Office of the Children’s Registry
  • 11. OCR, Child Abuse Reports – Statistical Bulletin; July to September 2012Page 11 of 14Data provided by the Detention and Courts Division – Jamaica Constabulary ForceThe information shown below on children in police custody was compiled using data provided by the JamaicaConstabulary Force and covers the period October 19, 2012 to January 25, 2013. The total number of childrenheld in police custody in Jamaica over the period was one hundred and sixty (160), of which 11% were females.Table 8 – Total number of children in policecustody by date and genderDate as at# ofFemales# ofMales Total19/10/2012 2 10 1229/10/2012 0 14 1402/11/2012 1 10 1109/11/2012 4 8 1216/11/2012 2 14 1623/11/2012 1 16 1730/11/2012 1 15 1607/12/2012 3 9 1214/12/2012 0 10 1021/12/2012 3 3 628/12/2012 0 7 704/01/2013 0 15 1511/01/2013 1 14 1518/01/2013 0 13 1325/01/2013 4 13 17Average 1.5 11.4 12.9Max 4 16 17Min 0 3 6Age17 year olds accounted for the highest percentage ofchildren held (36%). This is followed by 16 and 15year olds with 27% and 17% respectively. One 10year old child (male) was held for care andprotection and one 11 year old male, considered as‘uncontrollable’ was remanded in custody.Figure 9 – Total number of children in policecustody by age1112182744590 20 40 60 8010111314151617Number of childrenAge
  • 12. OCR, Child Abuse Reports – Statistical Bulletin; July to September 2012Page 12 of 14Table 9 – Total number of children in police custody by police division and stationTable 10 – Total number of children in police custody by offence, showing the average time spent incustody (females)Division Station # of children % of totalClarendon Four Paths 16 10%Kingsvale 17 10%Lucea Post 4 2%Kingston West Admiral Town 3 2%Mandeville 1 1%Porus 2 1%Portland Castle 2 1%St. Andrew South Newport West 7 4%Discovery Bay 1 1%Moneague 24 15%St. Catherine North Glengoffe 3 2%St. Catherine South Bridgeport 12 7%St. Elizabeth Nain 7 4%St. James Freeport 42 26%St. Thomas Morant Bay 2 1%Stewart Town 2 1%Wait-a-Bit 1 1%Westmoreland Frome 17 10%Total 163 100%HanoverManchesterTrelawnySt. AnnGender Offence # of children % of gender totalAverage time spent incustody (days)Female Care and protection 5 28% 4.6Uncontrollable child 3 17% 4.3Murder 2 11% 10Possession of ganja 2 11% 3Absconding a place of safety 1 6% 3Breach court order 1 6% 7Breach of fit person order 1 6% 7Escaping custody 1 6% 2Human trafficking 1 6% 5Offensive weapon 1 6% 2Total - Females 18
  • 13. OCR, Child Abuse Reports – Statistical Bulletin; July to September 2012Page 13 of 14Table 11 – Total number of children in police custody by offence, showing the average time spent incustody (males)Gender Offence # of children % of gender totalAverage time spent incustody (days)Male Simple larceny 14 9% 4Illegal possession of firearm 13 9% 8Rape 12 8% 5.6House breaking and larceny 10 7% 5.1Possession of ganja 8 5% 4.1Unlawful wounding 8 5% 5.6Uncontrollable child 7 5% 4.1Wounding with intent 7 5% 4Sexual offfence 6 4% 3.5Shop breaking and larceny 6 4% 4Carnal abuse 5 3% 20Robbery with aggravation 5 3% 5.2Assault OB harm 4 3% 4Murder 4 3% 5Shooting with intent 4 3% 4.5Malicious destruction of property 3 2% 3Unlawful possession of property 3 2% 6.3Care and protection 2 1% 2Larceny from the dwelling 2 1% 3.5Larceny from the person 2 1% 14Offensive weapon 2 1% 2.5Receiving stolen property 2 1% 1.5Robbery 2 1% 8.5Absconding a place of safety 1 1% 1Aiding and abetting rape 1 1% 4Arrested on warrant 1 1% 2Arson 1 1% 9Assault at common law 1 1% 3Assaulting police 1 1% 3Beastiality 1 1% 2Breach of bail act 1 1% 7Buggery 1 1% 7Disorderly conduct et al 1 1% 3Driving without a drivers licence 1 1% 1Escaping custody 1 1% 3Grievous sexual assault 1 1% 5Larceny by finding 1 1% 2Larceny of motor vehicle 1 1% 1Larceny of person 1 1% 10Manslaughter 1 1% 5Robbery et al 1 1% 4Total - Males 149
  • 14. Page 14 of 14Copyright 2013Printed and published byOFFICE OF THE CHILDREN’S REGISTRY12 Carlton Crescent, Kingston 101. Statistics on the number of reports represent children who were alleged victims ofphysical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, trafficking or child labour.They also include children who were reported to exhibit behavioural problems or whowere considered to be in need of care and protection.2. 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 orindicate otherwise3. Although the data and information released on children in police custody wereproduced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty,expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality,reliability or usefulness of any information. The information is provided on an ‘as is’basis.4. Statistics shown are not final and hence, are subject to change