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Do child victims of sexual abuse become sex offenders?

  In JAMA Pediatrics, NIJ-funded researcher Dr. Cathy Widom discusses findings of a longitudinal study following 908 abused and neglected children and a matched control group into middle age. The study examined commonly held beliefs about the consequences of childhood sexual abuse and the likelihood that these child victims will grow up to “specialize” in […]

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Most crime occurs at home, roads, parking lots, schools and bars per FBI/NIBRS

The FBI released details on more than 5.6 million criminal offenses reported via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2013. The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest report, NIBRS 2013, provides a diverse scope of information about victims, known offenders, and relationships for 23 offense categories (including sex offenses). It also presents arrest data […]

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19 Percent of American Women Raped-22 Percent Experience Severe Physical Violence

In the United States, an estimated 19.3% of women and 1.7% of men have been raped during their lifetimes; an estimated 1.6% of women reported that they were raped in the 12 months preceding the survey. The case count for men reporting rape in the preceding 12 months was too small to produce a statistically […]

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CSI Television Shows a Fraud. Crime Scene Evidence Collection Limited

Crime in America.Net Finding from study below: “Crime scene evidence was a consistent predictor of arrest across all crimes, but a very low percentage of arrests actually had physical evidence examined before the arrest.” I was a new police officer in field-training (fresh from the academy). I and an older-experienced officer went to the scene […]

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28 percent of burglaries involve people at home: good doors-windows prevent violent crime

Crime in America.Net An estimated 3.7 million household burglaries occurred each year on average from 2003 to 2007. In about 28% of these burglaries, a household member was present during the burglary. In 7% of all household burglaries, a household member experienced some form of violent victimization (see below for press release and link) Crime […]

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Facebook Burglary Ring—Geo-Location Means More Crime

 Crime in America.Net   Reporter Erik Sass in Media Post Blogs (see provides the following information:     “…police in the town of Nashua, New Hampshire have busted a three-man burglary ring which stole at least $100,000 worth — and perhaps twice that amount — of cash, consumer electronics, jewelry and other valuables (not to […]

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Why Are Some Female Correctional Officers Having Sexual Encounters With Male Inmates?

Crime in America.Net A reader asks why female prison staff members are over-represented as to sexually victimizing male inmates (see report below–69 percent of victimized male inmate’s claim sexual encounters with female staff). Please note that the percentages are rather small;  an estimated 2.9 percent of male prisoners and 2.1 percent of male jail inmates […]

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Rural States Have Highest Rates for Teenage Rape: Crime in America.Net

Information released by the Centers for Disease Control-High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicates the following: Nationally, 10.5 percent of girls and 4.5 percent of boys state that they were “Ever forced to have sexual intercourse.” The five states with the highest percentages of female students raped include: 1. Arkansas: 18.5 2. Alaska: 17.9 3. […]

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“Are You Kidding Me?” Does Geo-Location Mean More Crime?

Crime news by Crime in America.Net To the loyal listeners of the “Buzz Out Loud” daily technology podcast, location devices are a frequent topic. “I know where you are” rants the reincarnation of Katharine Hepburn as channeled by Molly Wood, one of the interesting and frighteningly knowledgeable cast. Their discussion on show 1182 (http://www.cnet.com/buzz-out-loud-podcast/) focused […]

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Sex offenders four times more likely to be arrested for another sex crime: Crime statistics

Recidivism of Sex Offenders: Crime Statistics—Reader Request Crime in America.Net staff Gentlereaders: We were asked by a reader for data on the recidivism of sex offenders. To comply with the reader’s request, we offer the data below from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) of the US Department of Justice. Please note that BJS data […]

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Crime News:Two-thirds of human trafficking victims were age 17 or younger

Crime News: Two-thirds of human trafficking victims were age 17 or younger. 94 percent of the victims were female. Almost two-thirds of sex trafficking victims were Hispanic.   The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the US Department of Justice has released the first summary report based on data collected through the Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS). […]

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Sex Offenders:74 percent of contacted minors met internet sex offenders

Gentlereaders: There is widespread speculation regarding child sex predators on the internet. Some of the accounts seem to be purely sensational and exploitative. The Library of Congress just released (October, 2009) a bibliography and summation of the research. While not speaking for the Library of Congress, please note that methodologically correct (well done) research can […]

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Sex Offenders:DOJ Presents Findings on Juveniles Who Sexually Victimize Other Youth

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has published “Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors,” the latest in its Crimes Against Children bulletin series. The bulletin presents population-based epidemiological information about the characteristics of juvenile offenders who commit sex offenses against minors. The authors analyze data from the FBI’s National […]

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Sex Offender Tracking–Can States Keep Up?

Dear readers: This article from the Washington Post is a continuation of news coverage detailing growing complexities of justice administration coupled with severe budget difficulties in 35 of the 50 states. At what point do the “complexities” simply overwhelm the capacities of states to deal with crime issues? Crime in America.Net staff. Violator registry is growing […]

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Criminal Offenders on the Internet and Social Media Sites-DC Public Safety

Http://media.csosa.gov –See Radio Shows Welcome to DC Public Safety–Blog, radio, television shows and transcripts on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system. We now average 228,000 requests per month. We welcome your comments or suggestions at [email protected] or at Twitter at http://twitter.com/lensipes. The show interviews Shannon Blalock, Parole and Probation Officer for the Kentucky […]

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