Though the number of reported cases to the Philippine National Police (), figures in both agencies have increased by more than 30% from 2008 to 2009.
Law enforcement agencies and service providers are receiving complaints of domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, prostitution and trafficking on a daily basis despite existing efforts and various strategies employed to raise public awareness and educate communities about its realities and how it can be addressed.
Introduction A priest who wants to write on cybersex may cause discomfort to some readers. My experience of cybersex is surely limited and this is what makes it difficult for me to write this article.
Questions like these may crop up in their mind: What right has he to talk about this matter? I had to reckon with two things in preparing for this ethical discourse on cybersex: first, the actual engagement in online sex as a challenge I had to face to be able to gain insights from concrete experience, and second, the search for the best framework to ethically evaluate this new sexual phenomenon.
"In the process of going back and forth, a scammer is going to try to figure out what makes a person tick, what their vulnerable spots are," said Jenny Shearer, an FBI spokeswoman.
Because it happens both in the private and public sphere of women’s lives, it is recognised to be a crime against humanity and not merely a crime against a person.
The victims reported collective losses of .4 million, which is likely only a fraction of the actual losses since many victims are too embarrassed to file a report, the FBI said.
About 70% of the victims were female; more than half were women 40 years or older.
A study published by the National Crime Agency in UK in 2016 confirmed that sexual assaults linked to online dating platforms such as Tinder have increased six-fold over the last five years, describing online dating as an emerging threat.
It noted that the statistics showed that serious sexual assaults that were carried out by strangers have been initiated through online dating, and the offenses happened during the first face-to-face meeting.