Child Sex Abuse Cases Rise 60% – But Arrests Fall Since 2011 – 10 April 2015

RT logoCases of child sex abuse reported to police have risen by more than 60 percent in the last four years, according to official figures for England and Wales.

Data obtained through Freedom of Information (FoI) requests indicate the number of offenses reported to police jumped from 5,557 in 2011 to 8,892 last year.

Yet over the same period, the number of arrests for child sex abuse fell 9 percent, from 3,511 to 3,208.

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper accused the government of failing to tackle a growing “national scandal.”

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