West Yorkshire has been uncovered as a regional hotspot for child abuse, the YEP can reveal. More than 1,200 sex offences against children and young people were reported to West Yorkshire Police in just one year. At least 86 of those victims were aged four and under and 73 known suspects were under the age of 18. The statistics – which were recorded between 2009 and 2010 – show that 379 children aged between five and 11 were victims of sexual abuse in the county.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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