Offenders

  • Most child sexual assault is perpetrated by men who are heterosexual and do not find sex with other men at all attractive. Many child molesters abuse both boys and girls.
Source: Hunter, “Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse,” 1990.

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  • In 20% of sexual assaults committed by a single offender, and 62% of sexual assaults committed by multiple offenders, the offenders are under the age of 21.
Source: US Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1991.

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  • 52% of convicted rapists will be arrested within three years of release.
Source: US Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1991.

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  • More than 66% of college men involved in date rape had been intoxicated with alcohol or drugs. Hall, “Date Rape: The Hidden Epidemic”
Source: National Collegiate Date and Acquaintance Rape Statistics, 1996.

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  • IN VIRGINIA: 99% of convicted sex offenders were male; 60% were white; 61% were aged 19- 34; 56% had no high school diploma; 30% were married; 10% were on supervised probation or parole when committing the current offense; 63% had a prior criminal conviction.
Source: Convicted Sex Offenders, Justice Research in Virginia; Department of Criminal Justice Services’ Criminal Justice Research Center, 1994.

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  • There is a 70% chance that a white rapist will rape a white victim, and that a black rapist will rape a black victim.
Source: “The Mind of a Rapist,” Newsweek, July 23, 1990.