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NCJ Number: NCJ 219412     Find in a Library
Title: Federal Prosecution of Child Sex Exploitation Offenders, 2006
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Mark Motivans Ph.D. ; Tracey Kyckelhahn
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2007
Page Count: 8
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Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents Federal criminal case processing statistics on child sex offenses, including sex transportation, sexual abuse, and child pornography.
Abstract: This report includes data on case processing, such as the number of cases referred, prosecuted, and convicted. Defendant characteristics at initial hearing for the three types of offenses are provided. Data are also presented on changes in the number of defendants charged from 1994 to 2006. Highlights include the following: 1) a total of 2,039 suspects were prosecuted for Federal sex offenses in 2006, representing about 2.5 percent of the 83,148 suspects prosecuted in Federal courts; 2) the main sex exploitation offense referred to U.S. attorneys shifted from sex abuse (73 percent) in 1994 to child pornography (69 percent) in 2006; and 3) convicted sex offenders sentenced to prison increased from 81 percent in 1996 to 96 percent in 2006. Tables, figures
Main Term(s): Federal courts ; Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Prosecutors ; Sex offenses ; Sex offenders ; Child Pornography ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
   
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