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IWF Annual Report 2023

April 23, 2024


On Tuesday, 23rd April 2024, the Internet Watch Foundation released its Annual Report for 2023. The contents of the work highlight the disturbing prevalence of child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

IWF’s work provides analysis from #BehindTheScreens to give you the latest trends and data on the distribution of child sexual abuse images and videos on the internet.

392,665 reports were assessed by IWF (5% increase from 2022): 392,620 were reports of webpages, and 45 were reports of newsgroups.

275,652 URLs (webpages) were confirmed as containing child sexual abuse imagery, having links to the imagery or advertising it (8% increase from 2022).

Each URL could contain one, tens, hundreds or even thousands of individual child sexual abuse images or videos.

Who Are the Internet Watch Foundation?

The IWF provides a secure platform for over 2.6 billion individuals across 53 countries to report online child sexual abuse imagery and videos.

Additionally, the team empowers children and young people in both the UK and India to report and remove sexual imagery of themselves.

We strongly encourage you to read the latest Annual Report for insight into the essential efforts of the IWF, collaborating with industry partners, sister hotlines, law enforcement, other charities, and policymakers.

To read more about the organisation, please see this page.

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