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24 000 child porn cases reported in 2010

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Online child pornography is still rampant around the world, with more than 24 000 cases reported over the last year to INHOPE (the International Association of Internet Hotlines).

INHOPE, which represents Internet hotlines combating online child sexual abuse material in 34 countries, yesterday released its 2010 Annual Report.
During 2010, the number of hotlines around the world increased to 39. Also, in 2010, INHOPE with the support of the European Commission, developed and launched the INHOPE Report Management System.
This system, for first time, collected accurate data on Web-based child sexual abuse material including:
* More than 24 000 reports of child sexual abuse material were processed by INHOPE Hotlines in 2010.
* 71% of victims pre-pubescent, 4% of victims were infants and 25% of victims were pubescent.
* 77% of victims were girls, 11% of victims were boys and 12% involved both genders.
* 78% of sites reported were non-commercial and 22% were commercially-based, requiring payment in some form.