Obscuring the problem

Huh. It’s not boys sexually abusing girls, it’s generic “children” doing it to generic “children” – according to the BBC.

Reports of sex abuse between children double in two years

Between children? Really?

Reports of children sexually abusing other children doubled in the two years to 2019, according to police figures obtained by BBC Panorama.

But were they reports of “children” doing this?

It’s not until paragraph 5 that we get

And overall, a big majority of cases involved boys abusing girls.

You don’t say.

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