The purpose of this paper was to examine the characteristics of the victims and abusers of child abuse cases on the Child Protection Registry in Hong Kong as of March 1995 and to compare findings with a similar community report of child abuse in Hong Kong conducted approximately 15 years earlier.
As of March 31,1995, there were 457 active cases of child abuse or suspected child abuse (44% male and 56% female) on the computerized Child Protection Registry.
Fifty percent of the victims were grade school age children between 7-12, and 62.4% suffered physical abuse.
The abusers or suspected abusers were 52% male and 48% female with nearly half (49%) in their thirties.
The majority of abusers were married/cohabiting (75%) with only a grade school education (60%). As compared to 1979, there was an increase of sexual child abuse cases, female victims of child abuse, and an increase in male abusers or suspected abusers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Abus sexuel, Enfant maltraité, Victimologie, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Hong Kong, Asie, Etude longitudinale, Démographie, Statut social, Trouble comportement social, Trouble comportement sexuel, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual abuse, Child abuse, Victimology, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Hong Kong, Asia, Follow up study, Demography, Social status, Social behavior disorder, Sexual behavior disorder, Human
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Cote : 97-0053613
Code Inist : 002B18F02. Création : 21/05/1997.