Extra! Korea

October 6, 2010

Age of sex offenders and their victims keeps getting lower

Filed under: crime, prostitution, youth — extrakorea @ 11:22 am

For the last two years, the age of people who committed sexual crimes against minors, and their victims, has been getting lower.

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family on Monday said a study of 879 people convicted of sex crimes against minors last year revealed that the age of offenders and victims dropped by 1.7-1.8 years from the previous year.

Among 879 offenders, 76 were younger than 19, up from 45 in 2008. This lowered the average age of offenders from 35.5 years in 2008 to 33.7 years last year.

The average age of victims dropped from 14.4 years in 2008 to 12.7 years in 2009. Rape victims were 14 on average, sexual assault victims 11.4 and those involved in the sex trade 13.2.

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1 Comment »

  1. Whats the number of cases (or where can this be found) of “Sex Offenders” ages 18 to 21 convicted of crimes agaist women ages 14 to 17….(excluding the following cases) crimes of Rape, Toward Family members, kidnaping or death invalement? Its part of a research project im working on to find how many cases have just gone south due to a women regert of her actions and rail roads the guy for her own pity…and to avoid the “Im not a slut” battle so often found in high school or college settings.

    Comment by Klueniel — April 12, 2011 @ 4:48 pm


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