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Reports From the Public Processed in 2023

Volume of reports processed by

(For the year 2023)

Total Reports Processed

Excludes all Project Arachnid reports processed by

Jurisdiction of origin, report to

(For the year 2023)

Jurisdiction Reports
Territories 26
PE 29
NL 130
SK 545
NB 552
MB 1,044
NS 1,298
AB 1,498
QC 1,557
BC 2,003
Unknown 3,4287
ON 6,710
International 8,609
Total Reports 27,429

"International" includes, but is not limited to, reports from individuals outside of Canada concerned about the sexual exploitation of a child.

Reports by incident type

(For the year 2023)

Incident Type Report
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 2
Making Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Child 4
Travelling to Sexually Exploit a Child 49
Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images 207
Trafficking of Children 421
Luring a Child 2,785
Concerns About Online Harms to Children 2,797
Child Sexual Abuse Material (Possession, manufacture, distribution, and accessing of child pornography) 21,164

Of the victims reported to, 28.7% were female, 39.7% were male, and 0.3% were otherGo to footnote 1; the gender for 31.3% 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 21,164 reports of CSAM, members of public submitted 124,610 URLs in these reports.

Reports forwarded to Canadian police/child welfare agencies

(For the year 2023)

Province Forwarded
YT 2
NT 3
PE 11
NU 13
NL 28
NB 94
NS 116
SK 125
MB 337
BC 492
AB 498
QC 525
ON 1,319

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

Statistics as of January 1, 2023 – December 31, 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.