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Child sex abuse convictions rise in England and Wales

The number of people convicted of sex offences on children aged under 16 in England and Wales has increased by nearly 60% in six years.

A Freedom of Information request to the Ministry of Justice found that in 2005, 1,363 people were convicted while in 2010, it was 2,135.

The rise has been attributed to better detection and raised awareness.

Matt Prodger reports.

  • 02 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK
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