Briefing Room

Facts and Figures

The data reflected in these charts are cases in which the U.S. Attorney’s Office classified the case as a Project Safe Childhood or a Child Pornography case.

Average Months Sentenced to Prison Including Life Sentences

Fiscal Year 2006: 107 (includes 8 life sentences)
Fiscal Year 2007: 121 (includes 14 life sentences)
Fiscal Year 2008: 132 (includes 13 life sentences)
Fiscal Year 2009: 127 (includes 24 life sentences)
Fiscal Year 2010: 127 (includes 5 life sentences)

Guilty Defendants

Fiscal Year 2006: 1,285
Fiscal Year 2007: 1,603
Fiscal Year 2008: 1,901
Fiscal Year 2009: 2,193
Fiscal Year 2010: 2,335

Defendants Sentenced to Prison

Fiscal Year 2006: 1,226
Fiscal Year 2007: 1,557
Fiscal Year 2008: 1,826
Fiscal Year 2009: 2,083
Fiscal Year 2010: 2,222

The statistics below were provided courtesy of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Relationship of Abuser to Child1

  • Parent/Guardian - 19% 
  • Other Relative - 10% 
  • Neighbor/Family Friend - 28% 
  • Babysitter/Coach - 6% 
  • Guardian's Partner - 3% 
  • Online Enticement2 - 14%
  • Self-produced3 - 14%
  • Human Trafficker4 - 3%
  • Unknown to Child5 - 3%

 

Identified Children: Actively Traded

Identified Children — Actively Traded: An actively traded image or video is one that has been shared more than 4 times.

18% Actively Traded
82% Non-Traded

Gender:
58% Female
42% Male

Age of Victim:
10% Infant/Toddler
67% Prepubescent
23% Pubescent

More statistics, charts and graphs can be found in the National Strategy.