Sex Offender Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: NCMEC, Prevent Abuse Now, Criminal Justice Agency
Research Date: June 22nd, 2015

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Sex Offender Statistics
Total number of registered sex offenders nationwide in the U.S.747,408
Total number of sex offenders under supervision of a corrections agencies265,000
Percent of sex offenders that will commit another sex crime after being released from jail2.7 %
Percent of sex offenders that will commit a crime (non-sexual) after release from jail70 %
Percent of sexually molested boys who are molested by someone they knew93 %
Percent of sexually molested girls who are molested by someone they knew80 %
Percent of second offenses that occur while living in a supervised community60 %
Average re-conviction rate for a child molester20 %
Average re-conviction rate for rapists19%
Percent of children who are sexually abused that will become sexually abusive later in life30%
Average annual cost to incarcerate a sex offender$22,000
Percent of sexual assaults that occur between 6:00pm and 12:00am43%
Average number of years a sex offender serves of an 8 year sentence3.5 years
States with highest rate of sex offendersRate / 100,000
States with lowest rate of sex offendersRate / 100,000
New Mexico140
Rhode Island146
North Carolina149
Washington D.C.160
New Jersey164

What classifies someone as a sex offender varies by legal jurisdiction and culture. In the U.S. a person can convicted for prostitution, obscene content in the form of a text message, sex with a minor, child molestation, rape and various other sexual assault convictions.

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