Campaigners Warn Reported Sex Crimes Against Children At Record High

From Breitbart:
Averaging at 177 cases a day, child sex crime allegations including rape and grooming are at a record high in the UK, the NSPCC has warned.

Figures compiled from Freedom of Information requests submitted to police forces across Britain found there were a total of 64,667 sex crimes against children under the age of 18 reported in 2016/17 — a rise of 15 per cent from the previous year.

Almost 14,000 of the cases involved alleged offences against children aged 10 or under, while 2,788 were allegedly carried out against children aged four or under.

NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: “This dramatic rise is extremely concerning and shows just how extensive child sexual abuse is.

“These abhorrent crimes can shatter a child’s life, leaving them to feel humiliated, depressed or even suicidal.

“That is why it is crucial every single child who has endured abuse and needs support must get timely, thorough help so they can learn to rebuild their lives.”

Reporting the finding that an online element was present in around 10 per cent of cases, the NSPCC said that the emergence of online groomers appears to be one “significant problem” that has contributed to the increase in sexual offences reported against children.

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