In 2021, we assessed 361,062 reports and 7 in 10 (252,194 reports) of those led us to finding imagery online of children being sexually abused.
Our 2021 Annual Report shows that sexual abuse imagery of girls is increasingly being shared online with almost all (97%) child sexual abuse material identified in 2021 showing female children.
Other key findings from the report show:
View the full report here.
Since 1996, the IWF has worked tirelessly to fight for victims of child sexual abuse by tracking down and removing images of their suffering from the global internet.
Thanks to our unique and growing relationship with the tech industry, law enforcement and international non-profits, we're proud to be able to say we're one of the leading expert organisations in the field of locating criminal content and removing it to protect survivors and make the internet a safer place for everyone.
Find out more about our 25th Anniversary.
As each report contains at least one, and sometimes thousands of images, this equates to millions of criminal images removed from the internet.
See Annual Reports from previous years in our archive.