NCMEC operates the CyberTipline, a national mechanism for the public and electronic service providers to report instances of suspected child sexual exploitation.
In 2020 the CyberTipline received more than 21.7 million reports, most of which related to:
- Apparent child sexual abuse material.
- Online enticement, including “sextortion.”
- Child sex trafficking.
- Child sexual molestation.
303,299 of those reports were from the public and 21.4 million were from electronic service providers.
For a full chart of the number of reports from ESPs in 2019 click here.
Since its inception, the CyberTipline has received more than 86 million reports.4
To further NCMEC’s mission and help reduce proliferation, NCMEC has sent more than 361,000 notifications to electronic service providers regarding publicly accessible websites (URLs) on which suspected child sexual abuse material appeared.5
NCMEC’s Child Victim Identification Program, which helps to locate and rescue child victims in abusive images, has reviewed more than 324 million images and videos.6
In 2020, reports to the CyberTipline included 65.4 million files with 33,690,561 images, 31,654,163 videos, and 120,590 other files.
Law enforcement has identified more than 19,200 child victims.
NCMEC has assisted with more than 178,000 requests related to helping locate noncompliant sex offenders.
In 2020, NCMEC responded to more than 17,000 reports regarding possible child sex trafficking.