Language document

Date

16 Jul 2010

Type of document

Reports

Country

Keyword

Sexual exploitation
Internet
Grooming
Sextortion
Europol
Methods of investigation

Organization

Europol

Child Sexual Exploitation Factsheet 2010

Date

16 Jul 2010

This factsheet describes the core issues and main challenges which Europol crosses in tackling the sexual exploitation of children. It states:

'While there is no doubt that sexual abuse and exploitation of children is a serious problem, there is a lack of accurate and reliable statistics on the nature of the phenomenon and the numbers of children involved, mainly due to differences in national definitions of different child sexual abuse and exploitation offences.'