Monday, April 03, 2006

Important Stats on Sex Offenders

From: The Awareness Center, Inc.
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  • The typical child sex offender molests an average of 117 children, most of who do not report the offence. Source: National Institute of Mental Health, 1988.
  • About 60% of the male survivors sampled report at least one of their perpetrators to be female. Source: Mendel, 1993.
  • About 95% of victims know their sex offenders. Source: CCPCA, 1992.
  • It is estimated that approximately 71% of child sex offenders are under 35 and knew the victim at least casually. About 80% of these individuals fall within normal intelligence ranges; 59% gain sexual access to their victims through, seduction or enticement. Source: Burgess & Groth, 1984.


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