Child sex offences recorded by police rose to a record 64,667 last year
The number of child sex offences recorded in the UK has risen by 15% according to new figures we obtained from the police 1.
Of the 64,667 recorded child sexual offences:
- 13,876 were against children aged 10 or under
- 2,788 were against children aged 4 or under
- 193 were against babies under the age of 1.
1 in 10 offences were flagged as having an online element – a 59% increase on the previous year.