There are approximately 750,000 registered sex offenders in the United States.
There are approximately 250,000 convicted sex offenders under criminal justice supervision in the community.
Most sex offenders (80-95%) assault people they know.
At least half of convicted child molesters report that they also have sexually assaulted an adult.
Over 80% of convicted adult rapists report that they have molested children.
Approximately one-third of sex offenders report assaulting both males and females. Research shows that most convicted sex offenders have committed many, assaults before they are caught.
Most sex offenders report that they have committed multiple types of sexual assault (sexual assault crimes include exhibitionism, voyeurism, oral sex, vaginal penetration, attempted penetration, fondling, and incest).
Over two-thirds of offenders who reported committing incest also report they assaulted victims outside the family.
Studies of victims have shown less than 30% of sex crimes are reported to law enforcement.
Young victims who know or are related to the perpetrator are less likely to report the crime to authorities.