Below are NAMRS data reports, or Adult Maltreatment Reports, for each year of reporting. Note that 2016 was the first year of national reporting and the first two years of reports are provided in multiple volumes.
In 2013, the Elder Justice Coordinating Council (EJCC) recommended the “development of a national Adult Protective Services (APS) system based on standardized data collection and a core set of service provision standards and best practices.” To meet this recommendation, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) created the National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS).
The goal of NAMRS is to understand the phenomena of adult maltreatment as investigated by APS agencies. After five years of collecting and learning about NAMRS data, ACL is making it available to the research and practice community for research and analysis to improve the quality of APS programs.
NAMRS is a voluntary national reporting system for state APS programs. NAMRS collects quantitative and qualitative data on the practices and policies of APS agencies and the results of investigations into the maltreatment of older adults and adults with disabilities.
NAMRS began collecting data from state APS systems for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2016 and in FFY 2018 all 56 states, territories, and the District of Columbia submitted data to NAMRS. National-level data is published once per year in Adult Maltreatment Reports.
More detailed information about the development of NAMRS is available on the Background & History page.
Last Modified: 12/01/2023