Online grooming offences in Scotland ‘up 84% in last five years’

Offences of indecent communication with children have risen by more than 80% over the past five years in Scotland, according to new figures.

The data from a freedom of information request by children’s charity the NSPCC found 651 offences of communicating indecently with a child recorded by Police Scotland in 2019-20.

In comparison, there were 354 such crimes in 2014-15 – an increase of 84%.

Digital communications is reserved to Westminster with the charity now...
source: Herald Series

2020-05-29 10:35
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