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Facts & numbers
Age of the victims

Age of the victims

92% of CSAM assessed in 2019 depicted children under 13 years of age.

Victims are aged between 3 to 13 years.

The figures from 2019 show that the median age of victims is getting younger with 92% of victims under the age of 13.

Gender of victims

Gender of victims

91% of victims depicted in reports assessed during 2019 were girls and 7% were boys.

91% of victims were girls

Girls depicted in images and videos increased by 11% from 2018. Children of both genders were depicted in 2% of assessed reports.

Reporting Patterns

Reporting Patterns

320,672 images and videos were assessed as illegal, roughly 100,000 more than 2018.

Reporting Patterns

Statistics fact: the number of CSAM related images and videos processed by INHOPE hotlines from 2017 to 2019 has almost doubled.

Site Types

Site Types

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

Site Types

As in previous years, INHOPE hotlines continue to report that CSAM is mostly found on image hosting sites.

83% Image host
6% File host
6% Website
5% Other

World Wide Hosting Patterns

World Wide Hosting Patterns

Netherlands - 79%
France - 10%
Slovakia - 4%
Latvia - 2%
Germany, Romania & Bulgaria - 1%

World Wide Hosting Patterns

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.

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

Telefono Azzurro Celebrate Italian "National Day Against Paedophilia"

Telefono Azzurro promoted a discussion between Institutions, companies and national and international experts in order to celebrate Italian "National Day Against Paedophilia".

Telefono Azzurro Celebrate Italian "National Day Against Paedophilia"

Increasing distribution of prohibited content observed in Lithuania

In Quarter I of 2021, Lithuanian hotline Svarus Internetas (Clean Internet) received 2205 reports of illegal or harmful internet content. This indicator already significantly exceeds the (...)

Increasing distribution of prohibited content observed in Lithuania

Save the Children Finland publish report on online grooming

Save the Children Finland has published new data: “Grooming in the eyes of a child – report on the experiences of 11−17-year-old children on online grooming”. **

Save the Children Finland publish report on online grooming

INHOPE Banners

We are sharing banners which can be uploaded onto your website, social media platform, or blog to direct your visitors to report any Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) they find online.

INHOPE Banners

FSM hotline publishes report statistics for 2020

With a total of 6,024 reports received by the FSM hotline in 2020, the number of reports of illegal or harmful online content increased slightly compared to 2019 (5,985). 51 % of all rep (...)

FSM hotline publishes report statistics for 2020

What staff welfare support does INHOPE give its members?

INHOPE provides member hotlines with services, support and frameworks to ensure they have all the tools necessary to combat online CSAM effectively. This includes training, technical inf (...)

What staff welfare support does INHOPE give its members?

INHOPE Releases Annual Report 2020

Hotlines are getting Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) taken down roughly 50% faster than last year. With the upending of all normal practices and procedures that COVID imposed on many (...)

INHOPE Releases Annual Report 2020

Meet Naomi, the INHOPE Office Manager

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

Meet Naomi, the INHOPE Office Manager

What are Referrer Sites?

Referrer sites send users from one website to another. People might be shown different versions of the same website depending on whether they have entered via a specific referrer or not.

What are Referrer Sites?

Protecting, empowering and caring for victims of cybercrime - APAV release Manual of Procedures

It is estimated that about 1 million people are victims of cybercrime a day. Aiming to protect, empower and care for victims of electronic crime, the ROAR project was developed by APAV i (...)

Protecting, empowering and caring for victims of cybercrime - APAV release Manual of Procedures