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College students experience lower rates of sexual assault-80% know their attacker

Among college-age females (ages 18 to 24), the rate of rape and sexual assault was 1.2 times higher for nonstudents than students for the period 1995–2013, per the  Bureau of Justice Statistics. Nonstudents (65,700) accounted for more than double the average annual number of rape and sexual assault victimizations compared to students (31,300). For 2013, […]

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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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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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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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Most Women are Victimized by Someone they Know: Crime Prevention

Crime in America.Net Staff We get lots of inquiries from people as to their chances for violent crime. Many come from women who, according to research, have higher rates of fear of crime.  The good news is that violent crime is decreasing in the United States. The other positive is that women are learning to […]

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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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