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  NCJ Number: NCJ 242114     Find in a Library
  Title: PREA Data Collection Activities, 2013
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Allen J. Beck Ph.D.
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 06/2013
  Page Count: 5
  Annotation: This report to Congress provides information on sexual victimization in prisons as required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA; P.L. 108-79).
  Abstract: Results indicate that in 2011-2012 an estimated 4.0 percent State and Federal prison inmates and 3.2 percent of jail inmates reported experiencing one or more incidents of sexual victimization by another inmate or facility staff; among State and Federal prison inmates, 2.0 percent reported an incident involving another inmate, 2.4 percent reported an incident involving facility staff, and 0.4 percent reported both an incident by another inmate and staff; about 1.6 percent of jail inmates reported an incident with another inmate, 1.8 percent reported an incident with staff, and 0.2 percent reported both an incident by another inmate and staff; from 2007 to 2011-12, reports of willing sexual activity with staff (excluding touching) declined in prisons and jails, while reports of other types of sexual victimization remained stable; and an estimated 9.5 percent of adjudicated youth in State juvenile facilities and State contract facilities reported experiencing one or more incidents of sexual victimization by another youth or staff; about 67.7 percent of youth victimized by another youth reported experiencing physical force or threat of force, 25.2 percent were offered favors or protection, and 18.1 percent were given drugs or alcohol to engage in sexual contact.
  Main Term(s): Prisoner sexual assault
  Index Term(s): Violent inmates ; Sexual assault ; Sexual assault victims ; Victimization in prisons ; Rape statistics ; Rape research
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics ; Report (Annual/Periodic)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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