Sex Offender and Child Molester Statistics

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What are some sex offender and child molester statistics?

Sex Offender and Child Molester Statistics

According to the U. S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, on any given day there are approximately 234,000 sex offenders who were convicted of rape or sexual assault and are in the custody or control of correction agencies. Consider the following statistics:
* The median age of the victims of convicted sex offenders was less than 13 years old.
* Approximately 24% of those offenders confined for rape and 19% of those imprisoned for sexual assault had been on parole or probation at the time of the crime.
* In one year alone, approximately 4,300 child molesters in 15 states were released from imprisonment.
* Of the 4,300 child molesters released, approximately 3.3% were rearrested within three years for another sex offense against a child.



2/19/2015 1:07:22 AM
Trenzalore said:

Interesting. You know what else is interesting? The fact that when a child molestation accusation is made by a child of any age, regardless of whether it's true or made up ( and it gets made up a lot ) investigators and prosecutors don't necessarily need actual evidence in order to make an arrest or get a conviction. Don't believe me? Look it up. Now with that being said, kinda makes ya wonder, how many convicted child molesters are spending years in prison and are innocent. I'd guess a hell of a lot more than you'd think.
The accusation is all the evidence ever needed.


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