More Child Sex Crimes Reported To West Mids Police

17 June 2015, 08:55

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West Midlands Police say the number of reports of child sex crimes have gone up by more than a third in the last year.

They got more than eight calls reporting it every day in 2014.

The 'disturbing' figures are from the NSPCC.

Over the whole region more than 3,300 people reported cases to officers between 2013 and 2014.

That's up from 1,000 the year before.

Nationally, there's also been a big rise in the number of sexual offences against children being reported to police.

Cases were up by a third across England and Wales in the year to last April - to an average of 85 a day.

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