Which Country Has the Most Sexual Offences Against Children?

Number of Sexual Offences Against Children Recorded by the Police, 2012 or latest
Law & Crime | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 55 countries in 2012, United Kingdom ranked the highest in number of sexual offences against children recorded by the police with 20,123 followed by France and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Tajikistan with 3.00, Montenegro with 7.00 and Albania with 18.0.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Sexual Offences Against Children Recorded by the Police indicator page.

Number of Sexual Offences Against Children Recorded by the Police Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Belgium ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3,963 4,003 3,897 3,794 3,929
Canada ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,693 3,684
Chile ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,322 6,111 7,906 8,792 8,706
Colombia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,906 5,165 4,714 5,383 4,733
France ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 13,598 13,661 14,281 13,526 13,508
Germany ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 12,765 12,772 12,052 11,319 11,867
India ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,721 5,045 5,446 5,368 5,484 ... ...
Japan ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,342 4,791 4,386 4,111 4,307
Kenya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,445 1,984 1,849 2,621 3,273
Mexico ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,761 2,730 2,577 2,555 2,365 ...
Morocco ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,554 1,356 1,945 1,521 ... ...
Philippines ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3,320 3,674 4,320 4,432 4,906
Russia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9,678 8,805 9,098 10,212 9,524 ...
Sweden ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3,671 3,771 5,866 6,575 6,905
United Kingdom ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17,520 16,415 16,299 18,390 18,920