The Police Child Protection Unit has given a breakdown of all reports that came to it between May last year and July this year.
In total, the unit received 2595 reports, 30 percent of which involved sexual penetration.
The following is the statement by the Head of the Child Protection Unit, Supt. (Ag.) Odette Lewis:
"The Child Protection Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service was established in May 2015. There are nine Police Divisions and in each division there is a CPU.
National Security Minister Brigadier (Ret) Edmund Dillon has announced the creation of a Child Protection Unit in the Police Service and the Attorney General says his Ministry will back it up with proper legislation.
Addressing today's post-Cabinet media conference, Minister Dillon noted that in recent times there has been an increase in incidences of crime against children.
He said that against that background, the Commissioner of Police felt that a dedicated and focused entity within the Police Service was necessary to deal with crimes committed against children.