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Top cop warns 600,000 children may have been victims of child sex gangs MASS child sex abuse in one town is just the tip of the iceberg, a top police officer warned last night.

Another report on the Association of Chief Police Officers saying that there are tens of thousands of victims a year. It implies that "only" 10% of these are grooming gangs, and that the total number of victims for that crime may be 60,000. Given that Rotherham has 1/250th of the UK population, and a below average number of Muslims, the total for grooming gang victims could be as high as 350,000.

From: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/405477/Top-cop-warns-600-000-children-may-have-been-victims-of-child-sex-abuse

Norfolk Chief Constable Simon Bailey said there could be 600,000 victims each year.

And in the aftermath of the Rotherham scandal, he said sex crimes against youngsters had for “too long been a hidden crime”.

He claimed the scale of the problem was far greater than had ever been thought.

Mr Bailey said: “It’s tens of thousands of victims a year of an appalling crime.”

At least 1,400 children, some as young as 11, were abused by Asian sex gangs in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.

But Mr Bailey said the focus should also be on what he called the “90%” of child sex abuse carried out at home.

He said: “Crimes are being perpetrated upon victims by people they know.”

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