Statistics and Facts

Sexual Crime Statistics and Facts
  • At least 1:5 girls and 1:7 boys are sexually abused by the age of 18. (Finkelhor, 1994)
  • In Colorado, 1:4 women and 1:17 men have experienced a completed or attempted sexual assault. (Behavioral Risk Surveillance System, 1998)
  • There are 11,287 registered sex offenders in Colorado. (CBI, April '07)
  • Young boys are at equal risk as young girls to be assaulted.
  • Young victims who know their perpetrator are the least likely to report the crime.
  • 1:5 adult women (19 percent) reported their rapes to police. (Tjaden and Thoennes 2006)
  • Most juvenile sex offenders are male, age 13-17. (Safer Society, 1991)
  • Juveniles commit 20-30 percent of all rapes and 30-60 percent of all child molestations.

For information about sex offenders, please visit Sex Offenders in the Wheat Ridge Community.