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Pixels from a Crime Scene - a podcast series from IWF

Join us as we meet the victims, the police, the charities, the experts, and even the criminals at the frontline of the global fight against child sexual abuse. 

#PixelsFromACrimeScene shines a spotlight on why this material is still spreading across the open web.

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The Why. The How. The Who. And the Results – IWF Annual Report 2019

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In 2019, we removed more child sexual abuse content than ever before. Our Annual Report for 2019 highlights concerning trends around the increase of this material being hosted in Europe.
 

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What others say about us

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP

“I want to pay tribute to the crucial work of the Internet Watch Foundation and their partnership with industry, law enforcement and the Government in identifying and removing illegal child sexual abuse images from the internet. We will continue to work together to tackle this ever-evolving threat and to pursue our target of making the UK the safest place in the world to go online.”

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister of the UK, 2016-2019
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“The IWF do an incredibly important job. Stopping criminals using and abusing online technologies is tough. But the IWF have shown how working together with law enforcement, commercial companies and the voluntary sector can make a real difference in minimising the availability of child sexual abuse images.”

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
In 2019
132,700
webpages showing the sexual abuse of children were removed by our analysts.
46%
of victims are 10 years or under
1%
aged 2 or under
92%
of images where victims were girls
40%
of images assessed as category A or B

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Annual Report 2019

IWF 2019 Annual Report

The Why. The How. The Who. And the Results is our 2019 Annual Report. It provides a resource to understand more about child sexual abuse images and videos on the open internet and how this is being tackled.

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