The National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS) is a data reporting system established and operated by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) for the purpose of better understanding the phenomena of adult maltreatment in the United States. Currently, the data collected is submitted by Adult Protective Services (APS) programs.
NAMRS annually collects data on APS investigations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults and adults with disabilities, as well as information on the administration of APS programs. The data provides an understanding of key program policies, characteristics of those experiencing and perpetrating maltreatment, information on the types of maltreatment investigated, and information on services to address the maltreatment.
NAMRS collects information on APS programs and de-identified data on adult maltreatment cases, such as:
There are various “components” to NAMRS for different kinds of data and different kinds of reporting. Follow the links below to learn more about each.
To learn more about the difference between Key Indicators and Case Component, view our Indicators vs. Case Component (PDF | 102 KB) graphic. You may also wish to view the Code Values and Definitions (PDF | 475 KB) for explanations of NAMRS data values.
Please Note: NAMRS supporting documents with updated OMB Control information and data collection changes will be posted prior to the next data collection period and are available now upon request.
Last Modified: 12/01/2023