Considering that whites make up 75% of the population, wouldn't this indicate that whites are ever so slightly LESS of a risk?Characteristics of Offenders Who Violate and Assault Children
According to the Survey of Inmates of State Correctional Facilities by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, the following statistics have been recorded concerning the characteristics of offenders who violate and assault children.
* Those inmates who were convicted of committing violent acts against children were more like to have been white, a percentage of nearly 70%, than any other race.
Again, Whites, 75% of the population, blacks, 13% of the population. If this stat were truly proportional, instead of 3x the rate, that would be over 5.75x (75 / 13).* White inmates were nearly three times more likely to have victimized a child than black inmates.
As a standalone stat, this is virtually irrelevant. What are the proportions for others?* About one in every seven Hispanic convicts had been convicted for a crime against a child.
Which is about the marriage rate rate for the population, in general.* Nearly two-thirds of convicted child molesters and/or offenders were or had been married.
60% of children are raised in two parent homes. Where is the proportion? There are not even any relevant stats. I would hazard to assert that when taken IN context, that proportionally, single parent households produce more violators than two parent households. This holds true for every other crime stat, and should do so here also.* Child molesters and offenders were more likely to have grown up in a two parent home and were more likely to have been molested as a child.
The second "bullet" is addressed by the next stat and is misplaced.
Which is very close to the rate of child abuse in the general population. Relevance?* Approximately 22% of child offenders reported having been sexually abused as a child.
If any lesson can be taken from this is that there are few "markers" available to be used in profiling child sexual abusers. What is of greater relevance than any of the above is that the great majority of abusers are other family members or have close familial contacts (friends, neighbors). Most child sexual abusers often exhibit abnormal behavior around children prior to apprehension that are dismissed as quirks, such as excessive "closeness" to children; "accidental" inappropriateness that borders, but does not "cross the line"; sharing "secrets", etc.