Help protect younger children from sexual abuse.
Every 2 minutes our analysts in Cambridge remove a photo online of a child suffering sexual abuse.
As one of the world’s leading organisations fighting online child sexual abuse we rely on the generous support of members of the public, charitable giving bodies and the business community. Your support will help us continue and increase our vital work helping these victims.
Each hash is completely unique. Once an image has been hashed, it can be recognised quickly. This means thousands of criminal pictures can be blocked from ever being uploaded to the internet in the first place.
By the end of 2022, the IWF had hashed 1,663,106 individual images since 2016. In 2021 we launched our Taskforce following some funding we received from Thorn to do this work. You can read more about this and our partnership with the UK Government’s Child Abuse Image Database here.
This chart details unique hashes of child sexual abuse split by age and severity (category). The majority of hashes in both categories A and B are of children aged 7-10 years old.
This chart shows the unique hashes of child sexual abuse split by severity (category) of abuse and sex of the child. Most of the hashed images across all severity categories depict girls.
This chart provides more detail on the exact nature of the abuse seen in an image which has been hashed by our analysts using our bespoke software, IntelliGrade. You can read more about IntelliGrade here.