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Reports From the Public Processed in 2022

Volume of reports processed by

(For the year 2022)

Total Reports Processed

Excludes all Project Arachnid reports processed by

Volume of reports processed by for 2021 should not be compared to previous years as changes to the online public reporting form was modified to allow for multiple reports to be filed under a single submission.

Jurisdiction of origin, report to

(For the year 2022)

Jurisdiction Reports
Territories 17
PE 31
NL 111
NB 251
SK 285
MB 627
QC 923
NS 1,013
AB 1,335
BC 1,610
Unknown 2,007
ON 5,163
International 5,518
Total Reports 18,891

"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 other national organizations operating tiplines/hotlines.

Reports by incident type

(For the year 2022)

Incident Type Report
Making Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Child 6
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 9
Travelling to Sexually Exploit a Child 51
Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images 165
Trafficking of Children 272
Luring a Child 2,052
Concerns About Online Harms to Children 2,076
Child Sexual Abuse Material (Possession, manufacture, distribution, and accessing of child pornography) 14,260

Of the victims reported to, 36% were female, 42% were male, and 1% were otherGo to footnote 1; the gender for 21% was unknownGo to footnote 2.

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 14,260 reports of CSAM, members of public submitted 70,186 URLs in these reports.

Reports forwarded to Canadian police/child welfare agencies

(For the year 2022)

Province Forwarded
YT 2
NT 3
PE 12
NL 30
NB 65
NS 75
SK 101
MB 269
AB 363
QC 375
BC 408
ON 1,052

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 January 1, 2022 – January 1, 2023

  1. 1 “Other” reflects individuals who identify as non-binary, non-gender conforming, or identify as another gender other than male or female.
  2. 2 In extortion situations, male victims are more frequently extorted for money (financial sextortion), whereas females are more often extorted for additional content (images/videos). As such, has seen that the primary target of financial sextortion has been males. has experienced significant increases in reports related to financial sextortion, and therefore the proportion of male child victims has increased simultaneously.