Online child sexual exploitation: A statistical profile of police-reported incidents in Canada, 2014 to 2022

Articles and reports: 85-002-X202400100003

Description: Using data from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey and the Integrated Criminal Courts Survey, this Juristat article expands on previous analysis and explores the prevalence and nature of police-reported incidents of online child sexual exploitation in Canada between 2014 and 2022. This article examines the types of incidents reported to police, including both online sexual offences against children and child pornography offences, as well as characteristics of victims and accused persons.

An analysis of court data is presented, examining the types of charges processed in Canadian courts related to sexual offences against children that were likely facilitated online. Characteristics of adults and youth accused are also presented, along with the outcome of the charges laid against them.
Issue Number: 2024001
Author(s): Savage, Laura

Main Product: Juristat

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