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CNN : Show us the Recidivism Data

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CNN / Anderson Cooper AC360° : Recidivism rates for sex offenders.

All of this got us thinking – what are the recidivism rates for sex offenders? We found this report released a few years ago by the Department of Justice. It is a study based on convicted sex offenders who were released from prison in 1994.

Here are some of the findings from the study:

– Within 3 years following their 1994 state prison release, 5.3 percent of sex offenders (men who had committed rape or sexual assault) were rearrested for another sex crime, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. If all crimes are included, 43 percent of sex offenders were rearrested for various offenses.

Sex offenders were less likely than non-sex offenders to be rearrested for any offense –– 43 percent of sex offenders versus 68 percent of non-sex offenders. But sex offenders were about four times more likely than non-sex offenders to be arrested for another sex crime after their discharge from prison –– 5.3 percent of sex offenders versus 1.3 percent of non-sex offenders.

Click here for the full report.

Another Ex Sex Offender Murdered by Vigilantes

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NewarkAdvocate.com (Ohio) : Newark police investigate fatal stabbing (video);
Sex offender’s body found in rooming house.

Police are searching for clues in the stabbing death of a Newark man in a West Harrison Street rooming house late Monday night, two days after his 25th birthday.

In an upstairs bedroom, they discovered the body of John T. Stouffer, a resident of the home. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Stouffer was stabbed multiple times in the head, chest and back and died from internal bleeding, Licking County Coroner’s Office Investigator Mickey Lymon said. There was no indication of forced entry into Stouffer’s room, one of eight that shares common areas in the two-story home, such as a living room and kitchen, with the others, Snow said.

Stouffer was sentenced to five years of community control and classified as a Tier I sex offender, which has the least stringent registration requirements, in April 2008.