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Cases of child pornography have quadrupled in Canada

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Statistics Canada specifies that the rate of child pornography cases increased from 50 cases per 100,000 children and young people in 2014 to 160 eight years later. (Archive photo)

The Canadian Press

The rate of police-reported online child pornography almost quadrupled in Canada between 2014 and 2022.

Statistics Canada specifies that it went from 50 cases per 100,000 children (0 to 11 years) and young people (12 to 17 years) in 2014 to 160 eight years later.

The federal agency reports that between 2014 and 2022, the phenomenon of online child pornography reported to the police has increased 32 to 125 cases per 100,000 children and youth.

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Statistics Canada believes that this marked increase can be explained by a real increase in this type of crime , an increased level of awareness and reporting among the population or by an increase in resources and training of the police which allow them to better detect the sexual exploitation of children online. A combination of all these factors is also possible.

Two in five online child sex offense files are resolved by police and 74% of cases cleared resulted in charges being laid or recommended against an alleged perpetrator.

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Statistics Canada adds that a third of the accusations online sexual exploitation of children leads to a guilty verdict.

Statistics also show that' ;#x27;Similar to trends in violent crime in general, particularly sexual offences, boys and men represented the vast majority of those accused in criminal cases sex against children online.

From 2014 to 2022, boys and men were involved in 97% of incitement cases to sexual contact, in 96% of child luring cases and in 90% of cases of possession of child pornography or access to child pornography.

Statistics Canada therefore records for this same period a total of 15,630 reported cases of sexual offenses against children and 45,816 reported cases of online child pornography in the country.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116