sex offenses | Definition

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Sex offenses in the UCR context refer to non-consensual sexual conduct and are reported to law enforcement agencies nationwide.

In the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) context, sex offenses refer to a broad category of crimes that involve sexual conduct without the consent of one or more individuals. This includes offenses such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and other forms of sexual violence. The UCR is a national program that collects data on crimes reported to law enforcement agencies across the United States, and sex offenses are one of the categories of crime that are tracked and reported. The UCR’s definition of sex offenses is used by law enforcement agencies and policymakers to monitor and respond to trends in sexual violence and to develop strategies to prevent and respond to these crimes.

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Last Modified: 03/14/2023


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