Criminal statistics can help us understand how the accused may be guilty or not guilty of their crimes. However, criminal statistics can only do so much, so if you or a loved one is accused of any crime, the Law Office of Kevin Cahill may be able to help you with your case.
As stated on the Colorado Crimes States website, there were nearly 7,000 non-consensual sex offense charges made in 2018; however, 2,275 (32.5%) of the offenses were cleared.
In 2018, 52.4% of violent sex crime victims were women, which means men were the victims in 47.6% of the crimes. However, the gender divide is much greater when looking at the statistics of those who committed the crimes.
Men were accused in the commission of 82.4% of all violent sex crimes, which means women were accused in 17.6% of these crimes. As you can see, when it comes to sex crimes, men are much more likely to be accused when compared to women.
Now that we’ve looked at some general statistics of sex crimes, let’s examine the definitions of certain Colorado sex crimes.
Sexual Assault is defined by several acts such as:
Invasion of privacy is defined as:
A person who knowingly observes or takes a photograph of another person's intimate parts without that person's consent, in a situation where the person observed or photographed has a reasonable expectation of privacy, for the purpose of the observer's own sexual gratification, commits unlawful invasion of privacy for sexual gratification.
Unlawful sexual contact is defined as contact when:
As you can see, the definitions of sex crimes are quite extensive, but now that you understand sex crimes better, let’s look at more statistics.
2018 violent sex offenses broken down by type:
2018 violent sex offenses broken down by location:
2018 violent sex offenses total broken down by age of the victim:
2018 violent sex offenses broken down by alleged offender relationship:
As previously stated, 32.5% of those charged with sex offenses were found not guilty of their crimes, which means fighting accusations of sex crimes is possible. If you need help defending a loved one, contact our office.
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