Child sex exploitation - what are the figures?
It’s estimated that around 190,000 children in the UK will fall victim to sex abuse before turning 18. This is equivalent to one in 58 children.
On average there are more than 10,000 new children and young people subject to sex abuse in the UK every year.
Child sexual exploitation can affect both boys and girls, although 80% of victims of online child sexual exploitation in 2012 were girls.
There is not one type of victim or offender or groups of victims or offenders.