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South Korea Sees Big Spike In Digital Intercourse Crimes In 2023

The reported numbers are a number of instances greater this 12 months.

In accordance with an anti-digital intercourse crime group in South Korea, over 240,000 illegally produced and distributed sexual pictures and movies had been deleted in 2023 alone. The determine is sort of eight instances greater than final 12 months.

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Information from the Digital Intercourse Crime Victims Assist Middle, affiliated with the Ministry of Gender Equality and Household, confirmed {that a} whole of 243,855 such unlawful content material had been deleted between January and December 20 this 12 months. In 2022, the quantity was 30,855, and in 2021, it was round 169,000. Between 2021 and 2023, solely 2022 noticed a dip within the reported numbers, which have steadily elevated since 2018, when the variety of unlawful footage and movies was reported to be 28,000.

The exponential spike within the numbers has highlighted a regarding incontrovertible fact that extra individuals within the nation have gotten victims of digital intercourse crimes. One other disturbing discovery was that out of all of the content material eliminated this 12 months, 52,000 had been suspected of kid pornography.

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The sufferer help heart additionally teamed up with abroad portal operators and associated authorized companies to take down round 27,000 gadgets from unlawful web sites managed by international entities.

The federal government’s deliberate motion in opposition to the rising digital intercourse crimes within the nation appears to be centered on offering support to victims relatively than prevention. The Gender Ministry has mentioned it could enhance the variety of regional counseling facilities that may present specialised and in-depth counseling, in addition to medical and authorized companies to victims of such crimes. There are at the moment ten such facilities in existence, and the ministry plans to open 4 extra.

(The ministry) will proceed to promptly take away any illegally produced and distributed pictures and movies and do its greatest to assist victims of digital sexual crimes get well from their damages.

— Choi Sung Ji, head of the Girls’s and Youth RIghts Promotion Bureau, Gender Ministry


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