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The statements below capture key statistics from a variety of research papers. The detailed findings can be found by following the links below to each statement.

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Cases of online grooming and sexual exploitation of children are rising

It is estimated that at least 46,000 children are involved in gang culture and being exploited in County Lines acting as illegal drug couriers

Sexual abuse of children is rising particularly online

More children and young people are accessing pornography accidently online through click-bait. There is also a rise in sharing of explicit images

Hate crime is on the increase because of people’s intolerance and lack of understanding about others

Mental health issues are on the rise particularly in teenage girls and for young people in minority groups

Although tobacco use is steadily declining, the prevalence of obesity is on the rise and reduction in harmful alcohol consumption has stagnated globally and is increasing in some regions

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