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National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System

icon with a question markWhat is NAMRS?

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 provide 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.

data-(2).pngWhat Data is Submitted to NAMRS?

NAMRS collects information on APS programs and de-identified data on adult maltreatment cases, such as:

  • Organizational information, including: number of investigators, how programs collect reports of maltreatment, and populations investigated.
  • Number of reports of alleged maltreatment received by APS programs.
  • Number of adults with a substantiated investigation of maltreatment.
  • Number of allegations by type of maltreatment (such as self-neglect, financial exploitation, and abuse).

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 Key Indicators vs. Case Component graphic. You may also wish to view the Code Values and Definitions 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.

icon of light bulb with lightning bolt in itQuick Facts About NAMRS

  • Has 100% participation from all 56 states, territories, and District of Columbia.
  • For federal fiscal year 2021, collected information on 1,349,154 referrals of alleged maltreatment to APS and 786,600 investigations.
  • Also for federal fiscal year 2021, collected information on 8,287 full-time APS hotline or investigator professionals and 1,882 APS supervisors
  • Collects more than 50 data points on adult maltreatment cases.
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