Are adults convicted of child sex offenses more likely to reoffend than people convicted of other crimes?
NO. Contrary to what most people think, crime statistics show that adults convicted of child sex offenses are much less likely to re-offend than those convicted of any other major crime. Even without treatment, recidivism rates for those convicted of sexually abusing a child are estimated to be about 15-20%. With treatment, many studies show an additional reduction in recidivism by as much as a 33% to as low as 12%.
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