Tweet on Twitter One of the scariest situations for parents to face is having their child become victimized by a sexual offender. Statistics About Sex Offenders 1. The total number of registered sex offenders that are currently in the United States: The average age of a rapist is years-old and An adolescent sex offender who does not receive treatment will commit an estimated sex crimes over their lifetime.
Sex offenders who are attracted to boys are the most likely to re-offend in some sex crime which may include rape, molestation, or a violent act. The percentage of second sex offenses that occur while the offender is living in a supervised community: For children between the ages of , about one third of all the sex offenses that occur are from a male perpetrator who is of the same age.
The percentage of sex crimes that occur to children under the age of 6 by an adolescent under the age of The average amount of jail time that a sex offender will serve out of their average 8 year prison sentence: The percentage of boys who knew the perpetrator that molested them: The percentage of sex offenders that will commit another crime, non-sexual in nature, after being released from jail: The state of Delaware has the highest rate of sex offenders, with a rate of per , in general population.
Pennsylvania has the lowest rate of sexual offenders: First-time offenders are less likely to create a repeat sexual offense than those who have already committed a second or third repeat sexual offense. The cost savings per year to place a sex offender into a comprehensive treatment program instead of jail: The average number of victims for a pedophile who prefers boys over girls: It is not unusual for a sex offender to spend years developing a trustworthy reputation so that they can be near children and commit an offense that many just cannot believe.
This is half of the amount of sex offenses that are reported when the victim is between the ages of Although 50 percent of violent crime victims over the age of 12 contact police, only 36 percent of sexual assault victims over the age of 12 report the crime to authorities.
Research indicates that sex offenses are one of the most underreported crimes that happen. Sex Offender Behaviors No one is safe from the targets of a sex offender. Boys, girls, men, and women can all become victims of a sexual crime that leads to a lifetime of scars. There are signs that someone may become a sex offender or even be one, with or without a conviction on their record.
There is a 1 in 4 chance that an exhibitionist will commit a sex offense at some point in their life. One of the difficulties in tracking sex offender statistics, however, is the fact that different legal jurisdictions have different definitions of what makes it possible to become an offender. In the United States, someone can become a sex offender by being convicted for prostitution. Obscene content in a text message, such as sexting, can cause someone to become a sex offender.
Then there are the offenses on children, molestation, rape, and other violent sexual assaults that we tend to focus upon as a society. Facts About Occurrence It is not automatic that a sex offender will ever commit another crime. With the amount of registered sex offenders increasing and becoming part of our society, knowing these statistics is important for your protection, the safety of your children, and even for the safety of the sex offenders who are trying to make a new life for themselves.
Virtually every pedophile will become a child molester. Not every child molester, however, is actually a pedophile. The Issues with the Statistics The problem with sex offenses, as the data shows, is that most of them go unreported or unprosecuted.
This tends to happen when the victim knows the offender on a personal level, which is almost always the case when it comes to a sexual offense. It cannot be a coincidence that the conviction rates are equal to the amount of cases that are perpetrated on strangers instead of someone who is known, a friend, or a family member.
Because there is such a hesitance to report a sexual crime, it is no surprise that a sex offender would be willing to spend years to create a reputation of trustworthiness within their community before committing a crime. This is one reason why there are so many victims.
Shame may very well be the reason why boys are victimized so much more often than girls. Boys have a certain reputation in our society that they must fulfill in order to become a man.
If they are molested or raped, then the perception is that this makes them less of a man. They were unable to protect themselves. What kind of man is unable to protect himself? That negative stigma, the victim blaming, needs to end if we are to stop seeing the high levels of victimization that we are currently seeing. The best defense of all is to just be vigilant. It is simply the way life happens to be today. Listen for your kids in the backyard. Keep self-defense measures close at hand when it is dark outside and you are all alone.
Being proactive may not stop every sex offender, but it may help to stop some sex crimes.