Nearly 19,000 victims of so-called revenge porn in four years investigation finds

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Children younger than 10 are among the nearly 19,000 victims who have reported cases of image-based sexual abuse – so-called ‘revenge porn’ – to police in the last four years, Channel 4 News can reveal.

This programme has received Freedom of Information responses from 34 of the UK’s 45 police forces which shows the scale of this devastating crime.

18,700 cases of image-based sexual abuse were reported to police forces in England and Wales between January 2018 and August 2021, equivalent to 14 reports every day.

Our analysis shows that almost 80% of reported victims were women and girls, while the majority (62%) of suspects were male. Nearly 2,000 victims were under the age of 18 at the time the reported incident occurred, and 19 were 10 years old or younger.

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