Quarterly Statistical Bulletin; Volume 1, No. 4;January to December 2012 New
Released: July 8, 2013
For the period, January to December 2012, the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) received eight thousand seven hundred and forty-one (8,741) reports, representing an increase of 12% over the previous year.
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As we celebrate Universal Children's Day today, November 20, 2013, I use this opportunity to wish all the Children of Jamaica, "Happy Universal Children's Day." I would also like to say to the children that today you should be celebrated as special and important people in the lives of adults. May you have all your dreams fulfilled and may you have a violence free day. In addition, it is my hope that all Jamaicans will use this day to reflect on all the negative issues that can affect our child and resolve in our hearts to act to stop abuse now. Our children should be guaranteed a safe environment to live, play, attain a good education and realize their full potential. It is the responsibility of every adult to report all cases of known or suspected child abuse, known or suspected cases of missing children. Let us choose to care and protect…not harm and neglect all the nation's children. Report child abuse and missing children now…call the Office of the Children's Registry at 1-888-PROTECT (1-888-776-8328).
A message from Mr. Greig Smith, Children's Registrar