Commenting on the crime stats released today, Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper MP said:
“Crime is changing. It is welcome that crimes like car crime and handling stolen goods are continuing their twenty year fall. But some of the most complex and serious crimes are increasing and a lot of online crime simply doesn't appear in these figures.
“Sexual offences have gone up by 20%, reported rapes have increased by 27% and abuse of children through prostitution and pornography has gone up a staggering 65%. Many more online crimes are not reported at all.