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The number of minors who fell prey to sexual and other crimes through the use of social media in the first half of 2018 dropped from a year earlier but remained high, provisional data by the National Police Agency showed Thursday.

A total of 856 minors under 18 fell victim, down 63 from the same period the previous year, which had seen the highest number since comparable data became available in 2008.

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