[Graphic News] Child sex offenses on steady rise every year
Published : Oct 19, 2020 - 10:00
Updated : Oct 19, 2020 - 10:00

Sexual offenses against children under the age of 12 have been on a steady climb in recent years, a ruling party lawmaker said, calling for tougher punishments for their perpetrators.

Rep. Yang Ki-dae of the Democratic Party, citing data from the National Police Agency, said that 3,912 child sex offenses were reported nationwide from 2017 to 2019.

The number of offenses showed a steady increase every year, rising from 1,261 cases in 2017 to 1,277 in 2018 and 1,374 last year, Yang said. (Yonhap)

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