50 Hotlines
46 Countries
1 Mission

Facts & numbers
Age of the victims

Age of the victims

77% of CSAM assessed in 2020 depicted children under 13 years of age.

Victims are aged between 3 to 13 years.

The figures from 2020 show that the majority of victims are pre-pubescent.

Gender of victims

Gender of victims

93% of victims depicted in reports assessed during 2020 were girls and 5% were boys.

93% of victims were girls

Girls depicted in images and videos increased by 2% from 2019. Children of both genders were depicted in 2% of assessed reports.

World Wide Reporting Data

World Wide Reporting Data

Netherlands - 21%
Austria - 21%
United Kingdom - 12%
Canada - 10%
Colombia - 9%
Germany - 5%
Poland, United States, Ireland; each 3%
Czech Republic, Finland, each; 2%

World Wide Reporting Data

INHOPE has traced CSAM material to more than 60 countries, and of those INHOPE hotlines are present in 36 countries.

Read more on these facts in our Annual Report.

Site Types

Site Types

The pie chart shows the variety of sites used to store CSAM.

Site Types

In 2020, the data presented 9 different site types with the majority of material being found on the following:

Website 48%
Image host 24%
File host 13%

Reporting Patterns

Reporting Patterns

Number of exchanged content URLs: 1038268
Number of illegal content URLs: 267192

Number of Reports, Assessed Illegal

Exchanged content URLs – This is the number of URLs of individual media files e.g. video, images etc that were exchanged via ICCAM.

Illegal content URLs – This is the number of unique content URLs that were processed via ICCAM and assessed by analysts as being CSAM and thus illegal.

Good to know

Useful Documents

Annual Report 2020

A review of 2020, where we look at the INHOPE Network of Hotlines, the environment that it operates in and its global impact on CSAM.

For older reports - click here.

Luxembourg Guidelines

The Terminology Guidelines, dubbed the ‘Luxembourg Guidelines’ after their adoption in Luxembourg earlier this year, offer guidance on how to navigate the complex lexicon of terms commonly used relating to sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children. They aim to build consensus on key concepts in order to strengthen data collection and cooperation across agencies, sectors and countries.

Child Dignity Alliance - Technology Working Group Report

The Technology Working Group was charged with examining the role of technology in combatting the proliferation of online child sexual exploitation and abuse imagery.A focus of this report is on the need to dismantle the chief technical, legal and policy silos that are frustrating real collaboration among law enforcement, industry, government and the non-government sector.

Insights &
articles

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Meet the INHOPE Board, Peter-Paul Urlaub

Get to know the people behind INHOPE with our board member spotlight.

Meet the INHOPE Board, Peter-Paul Urlaub

Communications Specialist

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Communications Specialist

Hotline Expansion into High-Risk Countries

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Hotline Expansion into High-Risk Countries

Meet the INHOPE Board, Carolina Pineros

Get to know the people behind INHOPE with our board member spotlight.

Meet the INHOPE Board, Carolina Pineros

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What is child sexual abuse material detection?

SOS - Il Telefono Azzurro Onlus

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SOS - Il Telefono Azzurro Onlus

Point de Contact launches 6 practical guides to identify and report online offences

On the occasion of Human Rights Day on the 10th of December, Point de Contact launched six practical sheets on six online offences: Child Sexual Exploitation Material, Sextortion, Groomi (...)

Point de Contact launches 6 practical guides to identify and report online offences

Hyper-sexualisation of women and girls in the media

The hyper-sexualisation of women and girls is visible in almost every aspect of children’s lives, including media entertainment, advertising, clothes, games, and toys. Sexualisation oc (...)

Hyper-sexualisation of women and girls in the media