Child abuse in Taiwan
Between January and September 2017, there were 3,067 cases of domestic child abuse on Taiwan.
Child abuse resulting from improper discipline numbered 1,259 cases, negligence 606 cases, physical abuse 444 cases, sexual abuse 393 cases, psychological abuse 214 cases, witnessed domestic violence 116 cases, and child abandonment 35 cases.
There were 521 cases of child abuse reported during that period in New Taipei City, 452 cases in Kaohsiung City, 447 cases in Taichung City, 419 cases in Taoyuan City, 194 cases in Taipei City, 181 cases in Tainan City, 171 cases in Pingtung County, 130 cases in Changhua County, 76 cases in Hsinchu County, and 71 cases in Hualien County, 59 cases in Taitung County, 58 cases in Yunlin County, 49 cases in Keelung City and 49 in Yilan County, 45 cases in Hsinchu City, 40 cases in Miaoli County, 40 cases in Nantou County, 24 cases in Chiayi County, 22 cases in Chiayi City, 11 cases in Kinmen County, 5 cases in Penghu County, and 3 cases in Lienjiang County.
In 2013, 16,322 cases of child abuse were reported, 11,589 cases were reported in 2014, 9,604 cases were reported in 2015, and 9,461 cases were reported in 2016.