Child abuse image offences
The NSPCC has released figures from a freedom of information request sent to 43 police forces across England and Wales, and a formal request for information from police forces in Northern Ireland and Scotland, asking them for the number of recorded offences for indecent images (still or moving) of children. Figures show that 22,724 offences were recorded in 2017/18, an increase of 23% on the previous year. The NSPCC Wild West Web campaign is calling on the government to adopt new laws to protect children online.
Source: NSPCC: Child abuse image offence recorded Date: 13 September 2018
Further information: NSPCC Wild West Web campaign