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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%
  1. Abuser data based upon victim information submitted to NCMEC by law enforcement, as of December 31, 2010. The data represent the known relationships from 2,323 series (3,341 identified victims).
  2. Online Enticement” includes either (1) victims who met a perpetrator online and transmitted self-produced images or (2) victims and offenders who met online and then met offline, producing images.
  3. Self-produced” includes those victims who have produced and distributed images of themselves.
  4. Human Trafficker” includes victims of commercial trafficking.
  5. Unknown to Child” includes un-established relationships, i.e. photographers, child sex tourism, runaways, etc.

 

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

Data based upon victim information submitted to NCMEC by law enforcement as  of  December 31, 2010.  Data represent 3,341 victims of which 565 are known to be actively traded.
 

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