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Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., & Mitchell, K. (2009). Trends in the arrests of "online predators". Crimes Against Children Research Center.

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This study is a collection of data and findings from the National Juvenile Online Victimization Study, which details the prevalence of online predators and arrests in the United States. In this report, there are many findings that are relevant to online predator research, including that the number of arrests has gone up significantly from the year 2000 to 2006. Also, more action has been taken by law enforcement in making these arrests, as well as posing as young adolescents online in attempts to catch these predators. This data is important in providing the necessary facts and figures to show why research on this subject is important because this is a large problem in the world today.