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  • In the two-year period covering 2006 and 2007, a total of 464 incidents of child luring were reported to police.

  • Following the addition of the new child luring offences to the Canadian Criminal Code in 2002, the number of incidents reported to police has increased. The number of police-reported child luring incidents in 2006 was 1.5 times greater than in 2005, and rose another 31% in 2007, according to trend data from a subset of police services.

  • Police cleared about 4 in 10 child luring incidents in 2006 and 2007, down in comparison to the three years prior to 2006, when the clearance rate was about 5 in 10 incidents.

  • Adult males under the age of 35 accounted for 58% of those accused of child luring, in the two-year period covering 2006 and 2007.

  • Relatively few child luring cases have been processed by the courts to date. Of those luring court cases that were completed between 2003/2004 and 2006/2007, about 9 in 10 involved multiple charges and many of those additional charges were sexual in nature.

  • Between 2003/2004 and 2006/2007, about three-quarters of court cases involving a charge of child luring resulted in a finding of guilt. Custody was imposed as the most serious sentence in almost half (46%) of all guilty cases that had at least one charge of child luring, with custodial sentences averaging 374 days in length.

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