1. Understanding Sex Offenders: An Introductory Curriculum
    • Section 2: The Nature and Scope of Sex Offending
  2. Incidence and Prevalence
    • 302,100 women and 92,700 men are forcibly raped in the U.S. each year.
    • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men in the U.S. have experienced rape.
    • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys have been sexually assaulted.
  3. Age of Victims
  4. Gender of Victims
  5. Age of Victims by Gender
  6. Victim/Offender Relationship by Age
  7. Reporting Rates
  8. Reasons for Not Reporting
    • Belief that nothing can be done
    • Fear of or care for the offender
    • Consider the assault a private matter
    • Self–blame, or worry that others will blame them
    • Fear that others will not believe them
    • Unsure about what happened
  9. Arrests of Sex Offenders
    • 26,066 arrests for forcible rape
    • 90,913 for other sex offenses
  10. Arrests by Age
  11. Arrests by Sex
  12. Arrests by Offense Type
  13. Convicted Sex Offenders
    • Comprise 10 to 30% of our prison populations
    • 150,000 incarcerated throughout the country
    • 170,000 are under the authority of correctional agencies
  14. Undetected Offenses
    • Sex crimes for which offenders are arrested may not be their first or only crime.
    • Crossover potential exists also:
      • Some incest offenders may offend outside the family.
      • Some non-incest offenders may offend within the family.
      • Some child molesters may rape adults.
      • Some rapists may molest children.
  15. Observed Recidivism Rates Over Time
  16. Recidivism Rates by Type of Sex Offender
  17. Recidivism Rates: Previous Conviction vs. No Previous Conviction

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