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Europe (including Turkey and Russia) has overtaken North America as the continent hosting the largest number of child sexual abuse images and videos on the web (source: Internet Watch Foundation, the UK body responsible for finding and removing abuse content from UK networks).

According to IWF figures up to 2015, 57% of child sexual abuse images and videos were hosted in North America but by 2016, this number decreased substantially to 37%. Improved identification capacities, reporting and policing by internet firms in North America are believed to have been responsible for this decrease.

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Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.

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