Sexual Victimization Reported by Adult Correctional Authorities, 2007-2008
This Bureau of Justice Statistics document presents the findings for the Survey of Sexual Violence (SSV) documenting administrative data on the incidence of sexual victimization in correctional facilities in 2007 and 2008.
This report presents counts of nonconsensual sexual acts, abusive sexual contacts, staff sexual misconduct, and staff sexual harassment reported to correctional authorities in adult prisons, jails, and other adult correctional facilities.
Highlights include the following: correctional administrators reported 7,444 allegations of sexual victimization in 2008 and 7,374 allegations in 2007; about 54% of substantiated incidents of sexual victimization involved only inmates, while 46% of substantiated incidents involved staff with inmates; and female inmates were disproportionately victimized by both other inmates and staff in federal and state prisons, as well as local jails.
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