skip navigation

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

  NCJ Number: NCJ 243904     Find in a Library
  Title: Sexual Victimization Reported by Adult Correctional Authorities, 2009-11
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Allen J. Beck, Ph.D. ; Ramona R. Rantala ; Jessica Rexroat
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 01/2014
  Page Count: 32
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This special report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents data on the number of sexual victimizations reported by adult correctional authorities for the period 2009-2011.
  Abstract: Highlights of findings from this report on the number of sexual victimizations reported by adult correctional authorities include the following: correctional administrators reported 8,763 allegations of sexual victimization in 2011compared to 8,404 allegations reported in 2010 and 7,855 in 2009; between 2005 and 2011, total allegations of sexual victimization rose from 6,241 to 8,763, with the largest increase occurring in prisons; 10 percent (902) of allegations of sexual victimization were substantiated in 2011; about 52 percent of substantiated incidents of sexual victimization in 2011 involved only inmates, while 48 percent of substantiated incidents involved staff with inmates; about 44 percent of victims of inmate-on-inmate sexual victimization experienced physical force or threat of force, and about 18 percent of substantiated incidents of inmate-on-inmate sexual victimization involved physical injury; and between 2009 and 2011, females represented about 7 percent of all State and Federal prison inmates, but accounted for 22 percent of inmate-on-inmate victims and 33 percent of staff-on-inmate victims. Data for this report came from the Survey of Sexual Violence, conducted annually by the Bureau of Justice Statistics to meet the mandates of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003. Surveys were completed by correctional administrators in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, State prison systems, public and private jails, private prisons, jails in Indian country, and facilities operated by the U.S. military and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Figure, tables, and appendixes
  Main Term(s): Prisoner sexual assault
  Index Term(s): Violent inmates ; Correctional facilities ; Victimization ; Sexual assault ; State correctional facilities ; Sexual assault victims ; Victimization surveys ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Inmate victims
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.