The NSPCC said it was possible that Jimmy Savile was one of the "one of the most prolific sex offenders" the charity had ever seen. Peter Watt, head of the NSPCC's helpline said:
It's now looking possible that Jimmy Savile was one the most prolific sex offenders the NSPCC has ever come across. We have received over 136 calls directly relating to allegations against him which we've passed to the police. We are also finding more and more people coming forward and reporting unrelated abuse after hearing the victims in this case speak out. Many are only just doing so after years of keeping it to themselves."