JustResearch Edition no. 13

Table 4: Five-Year Recidivism Rates For Child Sexual Exploitation Offenders (1998/99 to 2003/2004)

Child Sexual Abuse
Total Non- Recidivists General Recidivists Violent Non-Sexual Recidivists Sexual Recidivists Child Sexual Exploitation Recidivists
N (column %) N (row%) N (row%) N (row%) N (row%) N (row%)
Sexual interference - s. 151 544 (66.7%) 375 (68.9%) 169 (31.1%) 53 ( 9.7%) 23 (4.2%) 17 (3.1%)
Invitation to sexual touching - s. 152 84 (10.3%) 56 (66.7%) 28 (33.3%) 10 (11.9%) 3 (3.6%) 4 (4.8%)
Sexual exploitation - s.153 98 (12.0%) 77 (78.6%) 21 (21.4%) 4 ( 4.1%) 4 (4.1%) 1 (1.0%)
Incest - s.155 28 ( 3.4%) 23 (82.1%) 5 (17.9%) 1 ( 3.6%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (3.6%)
Other 13 ( 1.6%) 10 (76.9%) 3 (23.1%) 2 (15.4%) 1 (7.7%) 0 (0.0%)

Child Pornography
Total Non- Recidivists General Recidivists Violent Non-Sexual Recidivists Sexual Recidivists Child Sexual Exploitation Recidivists
N (column %) N (row%) N (row%) N (row%) N (row%) N (row%)
Production/possess for purposes - s.163.1(2) 4 ( 0.5%) 2 (50.0%) 2 (50.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Distribution/transmission - s.163.1(3) 7 ( 0.9%) 7 ( 100%) 0 ( 0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Possession - s.163.1(4) 38 ( 4.7%) 30 (78.9%) 8 (21.1%) 1 (2.6%) 2 (5.3%) 2 (5.3%)
Total 816 (100%) 580 (71.1%) 236 (28.9%) 71 (8.7%) 33 (4.0%) 25 (3.1%)
  1. Other includes all other child sexual exploitation offences not contained in the table.
  2. The recidivism flags are not mutually exclusive since all offences in a case were used in calculating recidivism rather than only the most serious offence; therefore, an offender may be counted in multiple recidivism groups.
  3. Percentages may not always total 100% due to rounding error.
  4. Source: Adult Criminal Court Survey, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada.