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NCJ Number: 168847 Find in a Library
Title: Prevalence of Convictions for Sexual Offending
Author(s): P Marshall
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
Information and Publications Group
Room 201
50 Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study of men convicted of sexual offenses in England and Wales found that about 1 in 60 in a sample of men born in 1953 had a conviction by age 40 for some type of sexual offense.
Abstract: Within 5 years of their first conviction for a sexual offense, 10 percent had an additional conviction, and another 12 percent were convicted of a violent offense. Estimates based on five cohort samples of men born between 1953 and 1973 suggested a minimum of 260,000 men aged 20 and over in the 1993 population had been convicted of a sexual offense. For more serious sexual offenses, 1 in 90 men born in 1953 had a conviction for such an offense by age 40. If requirements of the Sex Offenders Act of 1997 had always been in force, an estimated 125,000 men in the 1993 population had a conviction that would have required registration. For 25,000, this registration would have been for life; 10,000 had a conviction in the preceding 10 years that would have required registration for up to 10 years. At least 110,000 men in the 1993 population had a conviction for an offense against a child. Of these, 100,000 would have been required to register; for 15,000, this would have been for life. About 5,000 had a conviction in the preceding 10 years that would have required their registration for up to 10 years. 4 references, 5 notes, 1 table, and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Foreign crime statistics
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Crime in foreign countries; England; Foreign offenders; Male offenders; Offender statistics; Sex Offender Registration; Sex offenders; Violent men; Violent offenders; Wales
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program. Research Findings No. 55
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