In October 2013 the government published the serious and organised crime strategy, to coincide with the launch of the National Crime Agency (NCA). The government committed to providing an annual update on the progress made in implementing the strategy. This report covers the period from October 2013 to December 2014.
Paragraph 2.23 of the annual report on the serious and organised crime strategy includes statistics on the number of people prosecuted and sentenced for the possession, distribution, publication or production of indecent images of children. This information is drawn from a wider Ministry of Justice dataset provided above.