More than a third of child sex offenders avoid jail as crimes hit an 11-year high in Northern Ireland
Over a third of those found guilty of sexual offences against children spend no time behind bars
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Almost half of those convicted of child sex crimes in Northern Ireland were given community sentences or served less than a year in prison.
The number of convictions for sexual offences against children in Northern Ireland has reached an 11-year high, doubling from 59 in 2011 to 121 in 2021.