Reoccurrence of Sex Crimes Among Convicted Sex Offenders

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What is the reoccurrence of sex crimes among convicted sex offender?

Reoccurrence of Sex Crimes Among Convicted Sex Offenders

According to the U. S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, 5% of convicted sex offenders were re-arrested for another sex offense within three years of their release from confinement.

Consider the following statistics:

* Within three years of their release, 5.3% of national sex offenders were rearrested for another sex crime. When including all other crimes, the percentage of sex offenders that were rearrested is estimated at 43%.
* While convicted sex offenders were not as likely as non-sex offenders to be rearrested for any crime, they were about four times more likely than non-sex offenders to be arrested for a sexual offense.
* Those convicted sex offenders who had the highest rate of rearrest of another sex crime typically had a criminal record of arrests for various crimes.
* Of those released sex offenders who were accused of another sex crime, 40% were arrested for the new offense with a year after their release.



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