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55% of child pornography produced in the US, Russia is second with 23%

Some 55% of the Internet child porn industry is based in the United States, while Russia is second at 23%, according to UK-based National Children's Homes. Surveys of convicted paedophiles showed up to 70% were inspired after viewing child porn on the Internet, the NCH said.

Some 55% of the Internet child porn industry is based in the United States, while Russia is second at 23%, according to UK-based National Children's Homes. Surveys of convicted paedophiles showed up to 70% were inspired after viewing child porn on the Internet, the NCH said. In Britain, some 550 child pornography offenders were either charged or warned in 2001, compared to 35 in 1988.