Thursday, June 16, 2011

A child sex crime is committed every 20 minutes

A child sex crime is committed every 20 minutes, but charities fear the true figure could be even worse By Daily Mail Reporter 26th May 2011

Home Office figures reveal 23,000 offences last year, but many may have gone unreported

A child sex crime was committed every 20 minutes last year, shocking Home Office figures reveal.

A staggering 23,000 child sex offences were reported to police in England and Wales - 64 a day - but with many going unreported, that figure could actually be much higher.
A quarter of the victims were primary school age while more than 1,000 were too young to even go to school.
One in four suspects was under the age of 18.

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