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Friday, June 30, 2017

2016 Virginia Crime Report


In 2016 the Virginia Crime Report for the prior year was online to view by June 3rd and in 2015 I found it by June 7th but this year for some reason it took until June 30th. 

Last 6 Years of Sex Crimes in Virginia At-a-Glance:
  • 2016-   Group A Offense  433,959 crimes of those 5,220 were forcible sex offenses, that’s 1.27%
  • 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%  

There were 5,529 victims of the 5,220 forcible sex offenses (up from 2015) reported by the contributing agencies; 86.09% of the victims were female. 
 
The breakdown of Group A Offenses totals 433,959 crimes (down from 2015) for:
  • Forcible Sex Offenses were 1.27% of all the offenses
  • Non-Forcible Sex Offenses were 0.39% of all the offenses
  • Pornography* was 0.299% of all the offenses
  • Prostitution was 1.105% 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 13.60% of offenses (down from 2015)
  • Female offenders were 5.13% of offenses (down from 2015)
Juvenile Arrests of Group A Offenses totaled 11,151 crimes (up from 2015).
Of this total:
·         34 Forcible Rape                         (up from 2015)
·         49 Forcible Sodomy                    (down from 2015)
·         15 Sexual Assault with an Object  (up from 2015)
·         79 Forcible Fondling                  (exactly the same from 2015)
·         9 Statutory Rape                         (exactly the same from 2015)
·         63 were Pornography/Obscene Material, 0 were Prostitution and 3 was Assisting/Promoting Prostitution, remember these are juveniles.

In the Group A Offense category Sexual Arrests for juveniles were 2.25% of total (down from 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