Published at 12:21, Friday, 10 August 2012
NSPCC finds that 33 per cent of child sex offenders in Cumbria are related to their victims
"THE majority of sexual assaults against children are committed by someone they know, new NSPCC research reveals today. And in nearly one in four cases the offender is a member of the child’s immediate family.
Figures obtained by the charity from around half the police forces in England and Wales1 reveal that in just seven per cent of reported sexual abuse incidents last year a stranger was responsible. However, more than seven out of 10 cases involved a relative, friend or someone else close to the child. The remainder were committed by acquaintances."
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