Police Training Shortages Leave Child Porn Cases Unsolved

The number of specialist police officers trained in investigating child pornography is at a risk of being capped.

One hundred officers were to be trained to investigate the 300 to 400 cases Sweden receives each year, but the force say they can’t cope, with many cases sitting on desks unsolved.

The increase in number and more widespread distribution of the crime makes training enough staff with the right technical ability time consuming. The low penalties for child pornography don’t make it a priority either.

This is something that the police say they want to change, along with training more officers in the technical skills need to solve these cases.