Błażej Kmieciak - Chair of the Polish State Commission on PaedophiliaPAP/Leszek Szymański
- In the last 12 months, the Commission opened 318 new cases.
- In 38% of the cases recorded by the Commission, the accussed was a member of the victim's family.
- Where the accussed was not a member of the victim's family, the largest group represented were priests.
- Teachers and carers represented 9 cases; sports trainers - 6 cases; doctors - 2 cases; priests - 57 cases; partners of the parent - 17 cases; neighbours - 19 cases.
- 114 of the cases involved a victim that was a boy; in 161 cases the victim was a girl. In some cases of cybercrime, it was not possible to determine whether the victim was a boy or a girl.
Kmieciak commented that in the case of the Catholic Church, public awareness is already high, so reporting levels may already reflect actual crime levels. However, other organisations, like the scouts, did not share any data with the Commission and so the real figures may be higher still.