Further, 80% of all the victims are below the age of 30. This information gives as the age group that forms the target of this heinous crime. It clearly shows that the school going children and young adults are the ones that feel the burden of this social evil. This is an issue of concern to parents as they have to worry constantly whenever their children are out of there site (Mancini & Daniel 34).
In the United States, after every two minutes, there is a sexual assault happening. The number of people sexually assaulted in one year is massive. The number we are discussing here is the one from reported cases. The nature of crime is such that we cannot be able to capture every instance that the law if broken. In this case, reports from the police indicate that 54 % of sexual crimes go unreported (Mancini & Daniel 34). To add on that the reports indicate that 97% of all the offenders involved in these crimes go unpunished.
The sexual offenders have similar personalities to those of serial murderers. This is to mean that they have a high predisposition to commit even murder (Thomas 228). This is not strange there have been cases of sexual molestation and murder. Ninety six percent of the offenders is male. Seventy seven percent of the offenders are adult. These statistics show that the people who commit the sexual offences are mostly adults who are fully aware of their action.
The sexual offenders are people recognizable with their victims. Sexual offences committed to victims below the age of six years by strangers make only three percent of the cases reported. The assault committed by strangers increase to five percent for children aged between six and eleven. In every five sexual offenders, serving a jail term one of them is because of victimizing a child. People known to the child do eighty-nine percent of the cases of child abuse (Comartin et al. 605).
The relative to the victims account for twenty nine percent of the sexual abuse