Facts

There were 75 child homicides and 47000 sexual offences against children in the UK (2014/15)

There were 187 suicides of 15 to 19 years olds in the UK (2014)

5,7% of 10 to 15 years olds in England and Wales were the victim of a violent crime (2014/15)

The National Crime Agency estimates that there were 732 children trafficked (2014)

Estimates say that over half a million children are abused in the UK each years

1 in 5 children have experienced severe maltreatment or domestic abuse

50,000 people in the UK downloaded or shared online images of child abuse (2012)

Source: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/research-and-resources/statistics/

Up to 85% of child abuse in England remains undetected and the children are not receiving help or treatment

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/24/85-percent-child-abuse-england-remains-undetected-study

66% of child sexual abuse takes place within the family or its trusted circle

Only 1 in 8 victims of sexual abuse come to the attention of the authorities or protection services

In 2014 the Prime Minister announced that child sexual abuse had been prioritised as a ‘national’ threat’

Source: http://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/learn-more/child-sexual-exploitation-abuse/protecting-children-harm

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