Terms/Stats

Appropximately  95% of survivors know their perpetrators.

There are approximately 400, 000 registered sex offenders in the United States.

28% of released rapists were rearrested within 3 years and charged for a new violent crime.

61% of violent sex offenders have a prior record.

There are more than 39 million survivors of sexual abuse in America.

1 in 3 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18.

1 in 5 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18.

1 in 5 children are solicited sexually while on the Internet before the age of 18.

30% of sexual abuse is never reported.

Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children age 17 and under.

90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way.

Approximately 20% of the victims of sexual abuse are under age eight.

95% of sexual abuse is preventable through education.

38% of the sexual abusers of boys are female.

There is worse lasting emotional damage when a child’s sexual abuse started before the age of six, and lasted for several years. Among child and teen victims of sexual abuse there is a 42 percent increased chance of suicidal thoughts during adolescence.

Additional Statistics and Links for Research

“In 2000, 1,247 women and 440 men were killed by an intimate partner. In recent years, an intimate partner killed approximately 33% of female murder victims and 4% of male murder victims.”

-Callie Marie Rennison, U.S. Dep’t of Just., NCJ 197838, Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief: Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, at 1 (2003), available here.

“Intimate partners committed 3% of the nonfatal violence against men.”

-Callie Marie Rennison, U.S. Dep’t of Just., NCJ 197838, Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief: Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, at 1 (2003), available here.

Termonology

Sex Offender – a generic term for all persons convicted of crimes involving sex, including rape, molestation, sexual harassment and pornography production or distribution.

There are three levels of risk regarding  sex offenders.

Level one  (low risk)to re-offend within the community at large. Information shall be shared with other law enforcement agencies and, upon request, the Sheriff may get rid of, necessary information to any victim or witness to the offense and to any individual community member who lives near the residence where the offender is located, expects to reside, or is regularly found.

Level two (Moderate risk)to re-offend within the community at large. Any information concerning Level II offenders may be disclosed to public and private schools, child day care centers, family day care providers, businesses and organizations that serve primarily children, women, and neighbors and community groups near the residence where the offender is located, expects to reside, or is regularly found.

Level three (High risk) – to re-offend within the community at large. Relevant, accurate and necessary information concerning offenders classified as risk Level III may be disclosed to the public at large.

Escape (used without object)  
1. to slip or get away, as from confinement or restraint; gain or regain liberty.
2. to slip away from pursuit or peril; avoid capture, punishment, or any threatened evil.

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