Sex Crime Statistics

Children’s charity the NSPCC has found children as young as five are being reported to the police over sex offences, and it blames online pornography for a rise in under-18s accused of crimes. More than 5,000 formal investigations have been launched over the past three years into under-18s accused of crimes including rape and sexual assault, according to statistics obtained by the charity.

  • Hardcore porn is readily available on the internet, warping youngsters’ ideas about sex and relationships.
  • Ease of access to online pornography that ‘warps’ young people’s minds.
  • Sex offences committed by under-18s has gone up 38% from 1,432 in 2010 to 1,978 in 2012.
  • Sexual behavior ranges from indecent exposure and inappropriate touching at one end of the scale, to rape and sexual assault at the other; forcing and coercing other people into watching or taking part in inappropriate or harmful sexual behavior.
  • 98% of the 4,562 offenders were boys.
  • 3 out of 5 of the victims knew the abuser.
  • 33% of the offenses were said to have been committed by a family friend, acquaintance, and one in five by family members.

15-year-old boy was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl after becoming obsessed with online porn. The girl was bound, gagged, beaten up and raped as he tried to re-enact sadistic scenes he had viewed on the internet. Her father demanded ministers (spiritual) take action to protect children from adult material online, particularly the ‘extreme violent nature’ of some easily accessible sites.

- UK Daily Mail, Online porn blamed as children aged just FIVE are quizzed over sex offences, March 3, 2013 [10]

Rape is a unreported, high percentage, common crime in China:

  • Marital rape is not illegal in China.
  • Same-gender rape is not defined as a sexual offense.

In 2007, the U.S. Department of State reported 31,833 rapes in China, but no similar report by the Chinese government was available.

The United Nations’ 2013 Multi-country Study on Men and Violence asked men in both rural and urban areas of China if they had ever coerced a female to have sex (including alcohol-facilitated rape):

  • 22.2% said yes, 9.3% had done so in the past year.
  • 19.4% raped their partner.
  • 55% of the men who had raped had done so more than once and 9% had raped four or more women.
    • 86% cited sexual entitlement as their motive (the highest percentage in the study).
    • 57% answered that they raped out of boredom.
    • 72.4% experienced no legal consequences.
    • 1.7% had raped another man.
    • 25.1% who had raped reported first doing so as a teenager.
    • 2.2% admitted to having committed gang rape.

Victims of rape in China often remain silent and do not report the crime because traditional culture holds that being raped is shameful and should be kept private. Popular activist Guo Jianmei told the story of a villager who raped over 100 women, and “Not one of them spoke up.”

- United Nations, Multi-Country Study on Violence and Rape, April 28, 2015 [1]

United States Rape and Sexual Assault among College-age Females, 1995–2013: Compares the characteristics of rape and sexual assault victimization against females ages 18 to 24 who are enrolled and not enrolled in college.

  • Rape and sexual assault was 1.2 times higher for nonstudents (7.6 per 1,000) than for students (6.1 per 1,000).
  • For both college students and nonstudents, the offender was known to the victim in about 80% of rape and sexual assault victimizations.
  • Most (51%) student rape and sexual assault victimizations occurred while the victim was pursuing leisure activities away from home, compared to nonstudents who were engaged in other activities at home (50%) when the victimization occurred.
  • The offender had a weapon in about 1 in 10 rape and sexual assault victimizations against both students and nonstudents.
  • Rape and sexual assault victimizations of students (80%) were more likely than nonstudent victimizations (67%) to go unreported to police.

- Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 11, 2014 [6]

Global Prostitution/Sex Trafficking Statistics

  1. Sex trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.
    • Globally, sex trafficking produces $58 billion.
    • 2.5 million victims are being trafficked.
    • 2 out of 3 victims are from Eastern Europe.
    • 70% of all prostitutes were sex trafficked – drugged.
  2. There are 13 million prostitutes at work.
    • $1.00 is the median price for prostitutes in South Africa.
      • One out of two have HIV.
    • Prostitute earns $25.00 per hour in Chicago, IL.
    • They receive 12 beatings and 300 acts of unprotected sex per year.
  3. Men purchasing prostitutes
    • Globally, 1 in 10 men have purchased a prostitute.
    • 1 in 4 men purchase a prostitute in China.
    • 1 in 5 men purchase a prostitute in Korea.
  4. Global gross sales in the sex industry
    • Thailand is $35 billion.
    • Japan is $27 billion.
    • UK and The Netherlands is $1 billion.
  5. In America 80,000 citizens are arrested for soliciting sex each year, costing the tax payer $200 million in court and jail fees a year.
    • Women 70%
    • Men 20%
    • Clients 10%
  6. Murder rate for a prostitute
    • 2,100 American prostitutes are murdered each year; 204 are murdered for every 100,000.
      • Most dangerous job in America; 50% over a logger and Alaskan fisherman
  7. Low income and inflation situation has caused a rise in theft among prostitutes
    • Female prostitution has the highest theft rate over any other occupation
      • 2 out of 5 men paid for services they never received.
      • 1 out of 5 men were robbed by the prostitute.
  8. Top three reasons men paid for sex
    • Immediate need for sex
    • Experience a specific physical, racial or sexual fetish
    • Unsatisfied in their current relationship

- Finding Justice, A Look at Prostitution Statistics, October 12, 2012 [21]

Domestic Sex Trafficking and Prostitution in the United States

  1. Age of entry into prostitution for girls and young women
    • Study of 222 women in prostitution in Chicago.
      • 35% entered prostitution before age of 15
      • 62% entered prostitution before age of 18
      • 87% entered prostitution before age of 21
    • Study of 60 women in Seattle, Washington.
      • 100% entered prostitution between ages 12 and 14
    • Study of 200 women and children in prostitution in San Francisco.
      • 68% entered prostitution before age 16
      • 78% entered prostitution before age 18
  2. Violence against women and girls by exploiters (pimps, domestic traffickers)
    • Study of 222 women in prostitution in Chicago (over age 18)
      • 50% of women in escort services gave money to pimp
      • 40% of women on the street gave money to pimp
      • 44% of women in drug houses gave money to pimp
      • 75% of those who gave money to pimp feared being harmed if they didn’t
    • Study of 25 random women in the United States
      • 84% of women had pimps
      • 28% of women had boyfriends or husbands who acted as pimps
      • 40% of women were recruited by organized crime networks or illegal businesses (escort service, bars, brothels, clubs, biker gangs)
      • 64% of the recruiters were connected to pimps in the sex industry
      • 79% of the women had money withheld from them
      • 86% of the women were physically abused by pimps
        • 50% of them assaulted frequently or daily
      • 61% of the women had weapons used against them
      • 80% of the women were sexually assaulted by pimps
      • 34% of the women had death threats to them or family by pimps
      • 85% of the women were psychologically abused by pimps
      • 90% of the women were verbally threatened by pimps
      • 71% of the women had pimps use drugs to control them
      • 69% of the women were isolated, confined, or restrained by pimps
  3. Violence against women and girls by purchasers of sex acts (“johns”)
    • Study of 25 random women in the United States
      • 86% of the women were physically assaulted by “johns”
      • 80% of the women were sexually assaulted by “johns”
      • 65% of the women were assaulted with or threatened with weapons
    • Study of 200 women and girls in prostitution in San Francisco
      • 70% of the women and girls were sexually assaulted an average of 31 times
      • 65% of the women and girls were physically abused or beaten an average of 4 times
    • Study of 222 women in prostitution in Chicago (over age 18) 
      • 25% of the women in prostitution in drug houses, hotels, and on the street were raped more than 10 times
      • 21% of the women in prostitution in escort services were raped more than 10 times
      • “Johns” were the most frequent perpetrators of violence
  4. Men who purchase sex acts
    • Number of times men who were arrested for soliciting a prostitute had ever purchased a sex act:
      • 22%   1–4 times
      • 19%   5–10 times
      • 14%   11–25 times
      • 11%   more than 100 times
    • People assume that men purchase sex acts because they are lonely, lack companionship, or have unsatisfactory relationships. The following findings from research challenge these assumptions:
      • 80% of the men arrested for soliciting a sex act said that their marriage or steady relationship was sexually satisfying10
      • 56% of men who purchased sex acts compared to 19% of men who didn’t purchase sex acts had more than one sexual partner over the past year11
      • 65% of men said that someone close to them, such as a wife, girlfriend, family member, or friend, knew that they purchased sex acts, yet 71% of them said that no one had ever expressed concern about their behavior12
      • 33% of 140 men arrested for soliciting a prostitute showed significant psychopathology when psychologically tested13
    • Study of 25 random women in the United States
      • 58% of men expect women to comply with their demands (as reported by women)
      • 47% of men expect sex without a condom
      • 73% of men will pay more for sex without a condom
      • 45% of the women said men became abusive if they insisted on condom
  5. Mortality of women and girls in prostitution
    • Study of 1,969 prostitutes in Colorado Springs
      • Women who had or were in prostitution had a mortality rate 200 times that of women of similar age and race.
      • 100 women died during the length of the study, average age 34.
        • 19% homicide
        • 18% drug ingestion
        • 12% accidents
        • 9% alcohol-related causes
        • 8% HIV/AIDS
      • The women had a mortality rate 391 per 100,000 compared to the general population.
        • Standardized mortality ratio is 1.9 per 100,000. 
      • The active prostitutes had a mortality rate of 459 per 100,000.
      • Active prostitutes were almost 18 times more likely to be murdered than women of similar age and race during the study interval.
  6. Health effects of prostitution and domestic sex trafficking
    • Study of 130 prostitutes in San Francisco
      • 68% of the women met criteria for diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Study of 25 random women in the United States
      • 80% sustained bruises
      • 35% sustained broken bones
      • 47% sustained head injuries
      • 53% sustained mouth and teeth injuries
      • 65% had vaginal bleeding
      • 70% had sexually transmitted infection
      • 86% felt depressed
      • 41% felt hopeless
      • 64% felt anger and rage
      • 64% felt suicidal
      • 63% had hurt themselves or tried to commit suicide
    • Study on 73 women in prostitution in Twin Cities, Minnesota
      • 46% of the women attempted suicide
      • 19% of the women tried to physically harm themselves
  7. Criminal justice system
    • Study of 222 women in prostitution in Chicago (over age 18) 
      • 75% of the women had been arrested at least once
      • 50% of the women had been arrested prior to age 18, frequently for prostitution
      • 89% of arrests were of persons (primarily women) prostituting; 10% were of “johns” or customers, less than 1% were of pimps
      • Black women rose from 307 to 542 (76% increase)
      • Hispanic women rose from 151 to 178 (17% increase)
      • White women dropped from 312 to 273 (13% decrease)
    • Lansing, Michigan: 12-year-old girls were found being exploited in a prostitution ring.
    • Boston, Massachusetts: 11 females in prostitution were arrested for every one male purchaser.
    • Seattle, Washington prostitution
      • 1,210 arrests of women for prostitution.
        • 62 percent were charged and 42 percent convicted.
      • During the same time period, 228 men were arrested for patronizing a prostitute.
        • 98 percent were charged and only 8 percent convicted.
  8. Escaping prostitution
    • Study of 25 random women in the United States
      • 50% of the women had tried to leave prostitution
      • 52% of the women were forcibly returned, stalked, physically abused, or threatened
    • Study of 130 prostitutes in San Francisco
      • 88% of the women wanted to get out of prostitution
  9. Family of origin and history
    • Study of 222 women in prostitution in Chicago (over age 18)
      • 25% grew up without a mother in the house
      • 59% grew up without a father in the house
      • 40% had someone die in their home while they were growing up
      • 22% had the person who raised them leave for more than one year
      • 33% had someone in the household who was incarcerated
      • 27% had someone in the household who experienced major illness or disability
      • 62% had someone in the household who was frequently hit, slapped, or pushed
      • 40% had someone in the household who was kicked, beaten, raped, threatened, and/or attacked with a weapon
      • 83% had drug or alcohol abuse in the household
      • 86% used drugs or alcohol themselves
      • 56% ran away from home at least once, mean age 13 years
      • 28% were told to leave home by parent or guardian, mean age 15 years
      • 33% had someone in the household in prostitution regularly
      • 71% had people in the neighborhood or friends in prostitution regularly
      • 71% had someone suggest to them they should become a prostitute
    • Study of 25 random women in the United States
      • 65% were victims of sexual molestation, rape, or incest
    • Study of 130 prostitutes in San Francisco
      • 57% were sexually assaulted as a child
      • 49% were physically assaulted as a child

 

- Donna M. Hughes, University of Rhode Island, Domestic Sex Trafficking and Prostitution in the United States [19]

Prostitution and sex trafficking in the United States

  1. Women in the United States sex industry
    • More women are employed by the sex industry than any other time in history.
    • More strip clubs in the United States than any other nation in the world.
    • 70% of females who are trafficked are trafficked into the commercial sex industry in the United States.
    • 89% of women in the sex industry said they wanted to escape, but had no other means for survival.
    • 66% to 90% of women in the sex industry were sexually abused as children.
  2. Research related to women working in various aspect of the sex industry is telling. Such research indicates that women working in the sex industry are faced with higher rates of:
    • Drug addictions
    • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
    • Violent assaults
    • Mental health problems
      • Depression
      • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

- Treasures, Sex Industry Stats [23]

Women in the sex industry experience PTSD at rates equivalent to veterans of combat war. Diagnosis of PTSD for combat war veterans is 69%.

  1. Diagnosis of PTSD per country of prostituted respondents:
    • Canada: 74%
    • Colombia: 86%
    • Germany: 60%
    • Mexico: 54%
    • South Africa: 75%
    • Thailand: 58%
    • Turkey: 66%
    • USA: 69%
    • Zambia: 71%

- Treasures, Sex Industry Stats [23]

MENTAL HEALTH OF WOMEN IN PORN: A cross-sectional study based on the California Women’s Health Survey did a comparison of the mental health of female adult performers and other young women in California. Here is what their research revealed.

Women in the sex industry face a myriad of issues that impact their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Many feel desperately isolated and alone. Because their hurts and needs are multifaceted, the approach to assisting them in the recovery process needs to be holistic as well.

- Treasures, Sex Industry Stats [23]

Chart 1:

 - United Nations Total Global Police Reported Sexual Violence [7]

- United Nations Total Global Police Reported Sexual Violence [7]

Definitions: Total “Sexual violence” means rape and sexual assault, including sexual offenses against children.

 

Chart 2:

 - Total Global Police Reported Sexual Violence 2013 [8]

- Total Global Police Reported Sexual Violence 2013 [8]

Definitions: Total “Sexual violence” means rape and sexual assault, including sexual offenses against children.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Chart 3:

 - United Nations Total Global Police Reported Rape Offences [9]

- United Nations Total Global Police Reported Rape Offences [9]

Definitions: “Rape” means sexual intercourse without valid consent.                                                                                  

Graph 1:

 - Havocscope, Prostitution Revenue by Country [20]

- Havocscope, Prostitution Revenue by Country [20]

Chart 4:

 - Havocscope, Prostitution Revenue by Country [22]

- Havocscope, Prostitution Revenue by Country [22]

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_in_China

[6] http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5176

[7] https://data.unodc.org/#state:1

[8] Ibid.

[9] Ibid.

[10] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2287596/NSPCC-Online-porn-blamed-children-aged-just-FIVE-quizzed-sex-offences.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

[19]https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uri.edu%2Fartsci%2Fwms%2Fhughes%2Fdom_sex_traff.doc

[20] http://www.havocscope.com/prostitution-revenue-by-country/

[21] http://findingjustice.org/prostitution-statistics/

[22] http://www.havocscope.com/number-of-prostitutes/

[23] http://iamatreasure.com/about-us/statistics/#sthash.MaIxs3FM.dpbs