England : Call it the silver lining of the dark cloud. The conviction rate of sex offences on children aged under 16 has increased by 60% in the last six years. This rate is for England and Wales.
According to the Minister of Justice, the reason the number of convictions has risen from 1363 people in 2005 to 2135 in 2010 is because the of better detection and awareness created against child sex abuse.
However, NGOs and experts working in the field aren’t convinced with the statement of the Justice of Ministry. They say that sex offences on children still continue to be highly under reported, though they too agree that the increased conviction rate does give hope.