The suffering of children is a prized commodity on the Internet. The global black market for “child pornography” (recordings of child rape and abuse), is massive - images are produced and shared every hour of every day. The map below — created by U.S. law enforcement — shows clusters of unique computers* seen trafficking in the very worst known videos and photos during a single month. Over half are known to be hands-on predators, showing law enforcement the path back through the internet to the door of a child in danger. However, less than two percent of these suspects are investigated, due to sheer lack of law enforcement resources.

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*Suspects were identified by unique software serial numbers, not IP address. Red dots may represent dozens of suspects. If you suspect someone in your town, call your local authorities.

For more information on how this map was created, click here.