In 76 per cent of cases the suspect was arrested for an offence within one month of the first online contact.
In 48 per cent of cases the adult suspect was arrested at the intended rendezvous with the child.
Toni Makkai Director Children are growing up with computers.
A range of possible offences may be used where an adult engages in sexual activity with a child, depending on the nature of the sexual activity.
If, however, an adult approaches a child with the intent of engaging in sexual activity, but no sexual activity actually takes place, that may or may not constitute an offence.
Computers connected to the internet provide a number of ways to communicate in real time with other people who can be anywhere, including across the room, hallway, road, city, state, country or world.