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Grooming crime is rising across Yorkshire

Grooming crime is rising across Yorkshire

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
11/09/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

GROOMING crimes recorded by police in Yorkshire have increased by 59 per cent in the last year, according to new research from the NSPCC. Regionally, there were 473 offences of sexual communication with a child recorded in the year to April 2019 compared with 297 last year.Across England and Wales in 2018/19 there were 4,373 offences of sexual communication with a child recorded - more than 1,100 offences than the previous year.The data obtained from 43 police forces in England and Wales under Freedom of Information laws also revealed that, where age was provided, one in five victims were aged just 11 or younger.