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The NSPCC have obtained figures which show online grooming crimes recorded by the police continue to climb and have jumped by more than 80% in four years.
Key findings from 41 UK police forces show an 84% rise since 2017/18, taking the total to more than 27,000 offences since 2017.
In 2021/22, there were 6,156 Sexual Communication with a Child offences, an increase on the previous year and almost 120 offences per week on average.
Grooming: Know the warning signs
For more information and to learn how you can help put an end to child abuse online, visit https://www.nspcc.org.uk/about-us/news-opinion/2022/online-grooming-crimes-rise/