Child sex abuse convictions rise 60% in six years – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2011 in child abuse, news, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

“The number of people convicted of sex offences on children under 16 in England and Wales has increased by nearly 60% in six years. The BBC said a freedom of information request to the Ministry of Justice found that 1,363 people were convicted in 2005, while in 2010 it was 2,135. The increase is being attributed to better detection and raised awareness, it said.”

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2011