Sexual Victimization Reported by Former State Prisoners, 2008
This Bureau of Justice Statistics report on sexual victimization of former state prisoners is based on findings from the first-ever National Former Prisoners Survey (NFPS), a part of BJS's National Prison Rape Statistics Program which has collected corrections administrative records of reported sexual violence or allegations of sexual victimization directly from victims since 2004. The NFPS is representative of 510,800 former state prisoners who were under active parole supervision at midyear 2008.
The victimization rate is more than double the 4.4 percent victimization rate reported in the most recent BJS National Inmate Survey of confined state and federal inmates. Among former state prisoners, the rate of inmate-on-inmate sexual victimization was at least three times higher for females than males.
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