That's the first time that the FBI had encountered computers being used by predators to target children.
We started keeping statistics in 1996, and we opened 113 cases that year.
Is it worth 200 FBI agents working nationwide to save that one child from being victimized? So it's not a question of resources and hysteria; it's a question of, we just can't afford to have our children continue to be victimized by these predators. The crime problem is on the rise and has been for the last 12 years.
I don't see any indications that it's going to be diminished in any sense, no matter how much publicity is given the crime problem and the so-called "Internet predator hysteria." ...
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These crimes do not involve stalking or abduction or violence.Through fiscal year 2007, we've opened 20,200 and arrested almost 10,000 subjects for sexually exploiting children online.So it's a crime problem that has grown exponentially over the years and continues to grow every year. [What do you say to people who say the country is experiencing a "predator panic," that we're perceiving a much bigger problem than the statistics would demonstrate? Whether it's one in five children solicited online, whether it's one in seven, what price do you put on that one child that is victimized?On the other hand, we interview child predators as well, and pedophiles, they tell us the exact opposite.They say, "I can't believe that parents do not monitor their child's online use, that they don't know their passwords, that they aren't standing over their shoulder. If you can take a few simple steps to try to minimize that risk, such as communicating with your child.