Praising Arizona

A great report out of Arizona about the recently concluded Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force which investigated over 1,300 incidents and managed to nab 100 evil-doers. It's a great report and there are some interesting stats included. Although the figures about luring and possession of child porn are familiar and scary, what I found most interesting was this number - during the mandate of the task force, 17% of incidents - a total of 220 cases - were referred to or supported the work of other law enforcement agencies. The nature of the internet means that crimes are committed everywhere and if we truly want to put a stop to this kind of activity, then cooperation is an absolute must. I take heart in hearing that the folks in Arizona are doing their part. I'm looking forward to - and keeping my fingers crossed for - hearing many more reports like this one.

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