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Friday, June 3, 2016

2015 Virginia Crime Report by Virginia State Police is Now Available, Sex Crimes were Up but They Were 1.08% of the Total


The Virginia State Police have posted the latest Crime Report, 2015. There is a break down of sex crime from 2015-2011 below. 

Last 5 Years of Sex Crimes at-a-Glance:
  • 2015 -   Group A Offense  441,355 crimes of those 4,787 were forcible sex offenses, that’s  1.08%
  • 2014 -   Group A Offense 444,022 crimes of those 4,668 were forcible sex offenses, that’s 1.05%
  • 2013 -   Group A Offense 456,160 crimes of those  4,590 were forcible sex offenses, that’s 1.00%
  • 2012 -   Group A Offense 472,836 crimes of those  4,771 were forcible sex offenses, that’s   1.11%
  • 2011 -    Group A Offense 479,582 crimes of those  4,768 were forcible sex offenses, that’s 0.99% 
Less than 1.15% of violent crime in Virginia is Sexual, but 11 of the last 12 years “Sex Offender Bills  have been in the Top 3 Bill submissions by Virginia Legislators. 
 

Wouldn’t it make more sense for the Virginia Legislators to focus on crimes that are at a rate of 5% or more like simple assault, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, fraud, vandalism, narcotics and weapons?  

Especially since we already know the recidivism rate for these non-sexual crimes are at a much, much higher rate than sex offenses by Sex Offenders. 

A smarter registry instead of a bigger and more expensive registry is what the citizens of Virginia deserve. 

Mary Devoy 

 
In 2015: 

There were 5,097 victims of the 4,787 forcible sex offenses (up from 2014) reported by the contributing agencies; 84.4% of the victims were female.  

The breakdown of Group A Offenses totals 441,355 crimes (down from 2014) for:
  • Forcible Sex Offenses were 1.15% of all the offenses
  • Non-Forcible Sex Offenses were 0.31% of all the offenses
  • Pornography* was 0.27% of all the offenses
  • Prostitution was 0.254% of all the offenses
* - I could not determine if the Pornography category includes all or some of the variety of charges including Production, Distribution, Sale and Possession. I’m guessing all of the above but in reality Possession should be separate as no physical contact ever occurred with the possessor and the victim in the image. I also wonder what category a charge of on-line communication with a minor (usually a cop) and/or solicitation of a minor gets put into. -Mary 

Victim by Age and Sex and the Offender by Age and Sex:
  • Male victims of Forcible Sex Offenses were 15.55% of offenses (up from 2014)
  • Female offenders were 5.83% of offenses (up from 2014)
Juvenile Arrests of Group A Offenses totaled 10,811 crimes (down from 2014).
Of this total: 
·         30 Forcible Rape                             (down from 2014)
·         50 Forcible Sodomy                        (up from 2014)
·         4 Sexual Assault with an Object   (down from 2014)
·         79 Forcible Fondling                      (down from 2014)
·         9 Statutory Rape                              (up from 2014)
·         96 were Pornography/Obscene Material, 2 were Prostitution and 1 was Assisting/Promoting Prostitution, remember these are juveniles.

In the Group A Offense category Sexual Arrests for juveniles were 2.50% of total (up from 2014).



There were 4,949 victims of the 4,668 forcible sex offenses (up from 2013) reported by the contributing agencies; 85.5% of the victims were female.  

The breakdown of Group A Offenses totals 444,022 crimes (down from 2013) for:
  • Forcible Sex Offenses were 1.11% of all the offenses
  • Non-Forcible Sex Offenses were 0.04% of all the offenses
  • Pornography* was 0.26% of all the offenses
  • Prostitution* was 0.29% of all the offenses
* - I could not determine if the Pornography category includes all or some of the variety of charges including Production, Distribution, Sale and Possession. I’m guessing all of the above but in reality Possession should be separate as no physical contact ever occurred with the possessor and the victim in the image. I also wonder what category a charge of on-line communication with a minor (usually a cop) and/or solicitation of a minor gets put into. -Mary
*- Notice the increase again from last year, I’m betting it’s due to the creation of new Human Trafficking crimes -Mary 

Victim by Age and Sex and the Offender by Age and Sex:
  • Male victims of Forcible Sex Offenses were 15.33% of offenses (up from 2013)
  • Female offenders were 5.3% of offenses (up from 2013)
Juvenile Arrests of Group A Offenses totaled 12,223 crimes (down from 2013).  
Of this total:

·        36 Forcible Rape                                 (up by 1 from 2013)
·        45 Forcible Sodomy                            (down from 2013)
·        17 Sexual Assault with an Object      (down from 2013)
·        106 Forcible Fondling                        (down from 2013)
·        6 Statutory Rape                                  (down by 1 from 2013)
·        76 were Pornography/Obscene Material, 2 were Prostitution and 1 was Assisting/Promoting Prostitution, remember these are juveniles.
 
In the Group A Offense category Sexual Arrests were 1.05% of total (up from 2013).
 

There were 4,888 victims of the 4,590 forcible sex offenses (down from 2012) reported by the contributing agencies; 85.2% of the victims were female.  

The breakdown of Group A Offenses totals 456,160 crimes (down from 2012) for:
  • Forcible Sex Offenses were 1.07% of all the offenses
  • Non-Forcible Sex Offenses were 0.04% of all the offenses
  • Pornography* was 0.23% of all the offenses
  • Prostitution* was 0.22% of all the offenses
* - I could not determine if the Pornography category includes all or some of the variety of charges including Production, Distribution, Sale and Possession. I’m guessing all of the above but in reality Possession should be separate as no physical contact ever occurred with the possessor and the victim in the image. I also wonder what category a charge of on-line communication with a minor (usually a cop) and/or solicitation of a minor gets put into. -Mary
*- Notice the increase from last year, I’m betting it’s due to the creation of new Human Trafficking crimes -Mary 

Victim by Age and Sex and the Offender by Age and Sex:
  • Male victims of Forcible Sex Offenses were 14.77% of offenses (down from 2012)
  • Female offenders were 4.9% of offenses (down from 2011)
Juvenile Arrests of Group A Offenses totaled 13,070 crimes (up from 2012). 
Of this total:

·        35 Forcible Rape                                  (up from 2012)
·        62 Forcible Sodomy                            (up from 2012)
·        22 Sexual Assault with an Object     (up from 2012)
·        112 Forcible Fondling                         (up from 2012)
·        7 Statutory Rape                                   (down from 2012)
·        37 were Pornography/Obscene Material and 3 were Prostitution, remember these are juveniles.
 
In the Group A Offense category Sexual Arrests were 1.00% of total (down from 2012). 


There were 5,093 victims of the 4,771 forcible sex offenses (up from 2011) reported by the contributing agencies; 84.6% of the victims were female.  

The breakdown of Group A Offenses totals 472,836 crimes (down from 2011) for:
  • Forcible Sex Offenses were 1.07% of all the offenses
  • Non-Forcible Sex Offenses were 0.04% of all the offenses
  • Pornography* was 0.015% of all the offenses
  • Prostitution was 0.02% of all the offenses
* - I could not determine if the Pornography category includes all or some of the variety of charges including Production, Distribution, Sale and Possession. I’m guessing all of the above but in reality Possession should be separate as no physical contact ever occurred with the possessor and the victim in the image. I also wonder what category a charge of on-line communication with a minor (usually a cop) and/or solicitation of a minor gets put into. -Mary 

Victim by Age and Sex and the Offender by Age and Sex:
  • Male victims of Forcible Sex Offenses were 15.15% of offenses (down from 2011)
  • Female offenders were 5.6% of offenses (up from 2011)
Juvenile Arrests totaled 10,257 crimes (down from 2011).  
Of this total:
·        30 Forcible Rape                                   (down from 2011)
·        49 Forcible Sodomy                             (down from 2011)
·        19 Sexual Assault with an Object      (up from 2011)
·        97 Forcible Fondling                            (down from 2011)
·        16 Statutory Rape                                 (up by 1 from 2011)
·        28 were Pornography/Obscene Material and 1 was Assisting/Promoting Prostitution, remember these are juveniles.

In the Group A Offense category Sexual Arrests were 1.11% of the 2012 total.
 


There were 5,104 victims of the 4,768 forcible sex offenses (up from 2010) reported by the contributing agencies; 85% of the victims were female.  

The breakdown of Group A Offenses totals 479,582 crimes (down from 2010) for:
  • Forcible Sex Offenses were 1.06% of all the offenses
  • Non-Forcible Sex Offenses were 0.043% of all the offenses
  • Pornography* was 0.142% of all the offenses
  • Prostitution was 0.198% of all the offenses
* - I could not determine if the Pornography category includes all or some of the variety of charges including Production, Distribution, Sale and Possession. I’m guessing all of the above but in reality Possession should be separate as no physical contact ever occurred with the possessor and the victim in the image. I also wonder what category a charge of on-line communication with a minor (usually a cop) and/or solicitation of a minor gets put into. -Mary 

Victim by Age and Sex and the Offender by Age and Sex:
  • Male victims of Forcible Sex Offenses were 15.19% of offenses
  • Female offenders were 5.5% of offenses
Juvenile Arrests of Group A Offenses totaled 16,462 crimes (down from 2010).