The NetClean Report 2017

PART ONE

Eight important insights into Child Sexual Abuse crime

DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY – BOTH A CHALLENGE AND AN OPPORTUNITY

THE “NORMAL CASE”: FEWER THAN 50,000–500,000 IMAGES

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TYPICAL OFFENDER (consumer of child sexual abuse material)

THERE IS A CORRELATION BETWEEN VIEWING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE MATERIAL AND ABUSING CHILDREN

THE OFFENDER IS MOST LIKELY TO VICTIMISE CLOSE FAMILY MEMBERS OR RELATIVES

CSAM IS VIEWED 24-HOURS A DAY, THROUGHOUT THE WEEK – INCLUDING HOURS SPENT IN THE WORK PLACE

TRENDS: THE USE OF CHATROOMS AND APPS IS INCREASING

TRENDS: THE USE OF ANONYMISATION TECHNOLOGIES, ENCRYPTION AND CLOUD STORAGE IS INCREASING

THOUGHTS ON THE REPORT

“To eradicate child sexual abuse we need more resources, and, most importantly, they need to be applied in the right way.”

PART TWO

Seven accounts detailing how different parts of society fight the dissemination of child sexual abuse material

In order to stop child sexual abuse all parts of society must work together. Every sector is a cog-wheel in a big machine providing solutions, and all must work efficiently to support initiatives and drive the cause forward. This part of the report details how different sectors work to address the dissemination of child sexual abuse material.

ABOUT THE REPORT

A report about child sexual
abuse crime

This is the third report of its kind, following reports from 2015 and 2016. We have divided the NetClean Report 2017 into two parts: The first part provides an overview of the global development of child sexual exploitation, and this year the report focuses on the offender. The second part of the report details how different sectors work to address the dissemination of child sexual abuse material.

 ABOUT THE REPORT

3,114
Children rescued
during 2016

The police officers in the survey were asked how many children their unit had rescued from sexual abuse in 2016. Together they had rescued 3,114 children! In the NetClean Report 2016 this number was 1,610 children rescued.

KEYNOTE

More than 3,100 children rescued

“We are at a pivotal moment. Technology has changed every aspect of our lives, mostly for the better. Yet, there is a dark side. Technology also facilitates the exploitation of children, and it creates enforcement gaps. We have to change that. We have to catch up. We have to innovate.”

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Ernie Allen, Chairs the global initiative WePROTECT

Anna Borgström, Head of NetClean

INTRODUCTION

“It is great to note how much good work is being done across the world. Even though the problem of child sexual abuse material is endemic and complex, we are on our way to tackle it.”

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Together we can create a brighter
future for children

In order to stop child sexual abuse all parts of society must work together. Every sector is a cog-wheel in a big piece of machinery providing solutions, and all must work efficiently to support initiatives and drive the cause forward. Through collaboration law enforcement, policy makers, NGOs, governments, businesses and private individuals can save children and give them the opportunity to have a safe childhood and a bright future.