Criminal cases of publishing extreme porn and other supposedly obscene materials nearly trebled in West Yorkshire last year.
Figures from the Home Office have revealed the number of recorded crimes of obscene publication in the year up to and including September 2015. Obscene materials were found to have been published on 673 occasions in West Yorkshire during this period, an
increase of nearly treble compared to the 228 such crimes in the previous 12-month period.
According to the Crown Prosecution Service examples of materials that are considered obscene include bestiality, extreme sadomasochism, realistic portrayals of rape and bondage.
Across the whole of England and Wales there were 10,644 cases of obscene publication in the 12 months up to and including September 2015. This is the equivalent of 1.9 cases for every 10,000 people. This is an increase of 98% compared to 5,376 such
crimes in the 12 months to September 2014.
Update: Extreme pornography persecutions double in Greater Manchester
18th March 2016. See article from rochdaleonline.co.uk
The number of prosecutions related to obscene pornography has doubled in Greater Manchester. New statistics from the Home Office show that hundreds of investigations have taken place into internet users' downloads of dangerous pictures.
Figures show that there were 575 prosecutions for people viewing extreme pornography in Greater Manchester last year. These figures do not include cases related to child sexual abuse, as they are recorded independently.