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Our Results

Cybertip.ca is committed to reducing the victimization of children online. In addition to receiving and processing reports from the public and child sexual abuse material that is detected through Project Arachnid, the tipline also provides education resources to help keep children of all ages safe online.

Public Reporting:

  • 360,000+
  • 18+ million education and prevention resources distributed across Canada
  • Educational page views: 26+ million
  • Reports forwarded to a Canadian law enforcement agency: 23,300+
  • reports actioned internationally: 127,300+
  • 8,400+ reports about luring/grooming
  • 1,700+ reports about sextortion
  • 4,200+ reports about intimate images
  • Reports forwarded to child welfare: 1,000+
  • Arrests executed by law enforcement in connection to a Cybertip.ca report: 580+
  • CHILDREN PROTECTED Countless

Project Arachnid:

  • 130+ billion images processed
  • 41+ million images triggered for analyst review
  • 9+ million notices sent to providers

Each month, Cybertip.ca processes 2,500+ reports.*

* Excluding activities related to Project Arachnid

Reports From the Public Processed in 2020

Volume of reports processed by Cybertip.ca

(For the year 2020)

Total Reports Processed
33,903

Excludes all Project Arachnid reports processed by Cybertip.ca

Jurisdiction of origin, report to Cybertip.ca

(For the year 2020)

Jurisdiction Reports
Territories 11
PE 42
NL 69
NB 229
SK 383
Unknown 561
NS 723
MB 925
AB 1,109
BC 1,371
QC 1,536
ON 9,207
International 16,545
Total Reports 33,903

"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 non-Canadian cybertip organizations.

Reports by incident type

(For the year 2020)

Incident Type Report
Child Trafficking 46
Child Sex Tourism 48
Child Prostitution 60
Agreement or Arrangement with another Person to Commit a Sexual Offence Against a Child 130
Making Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Child 227
Luring 744
Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images (of an individual under 18 years of age) 935
Child Pornography 31,713

Of the victims reported to Cybertip.ca, 64% were female and 26% were male; the gender for 10% was unknown.

Reports forwarded to Canadian police/child welfare agencies

(For the year 2020)

Province Forwarded
YT 1
NT 2
NL 14
SK 25
NS 25
NB 27
MB 96
BC 163
AB 168
QC 219
ON 444
RCMP-NCECC 2,951

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 October 1, 2021