8:39am 21st November 2017 The number of historic sex offences against children in Sussex has rocketed. The NSPCC says our police recorded nearly 450 last year. That has almost doubled since 2013. Nationally, more than 60,000 cases of non-recent sexual abuse against children have been recorded. That has increased each year, from 10,493 in 2013/14 to 20,410 in 2016/17. Sussex Police saw a huge rise of over the four years, increasing from 280 in 2013/14 to 444 in 2015/16.