If you or someone you are close to has been arrested for an alleged sex crime in Connecticut, you are understandably quite nervous about what to expect. Regardless of the circumstances, a person always deserves a defense but can sometimes feel very alone after being arrested. However, the reality is that many other people have been in that same situation and it does not mean that you or the person you know who has been arrested is guilty.
Taking a look at the number of people arrested can give you a better sense of the type of activity that the state typically sees in this area. Statistics from the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection give detailed information about arrests by offense and age of defendants. In 2015, a total of 95 people under the age of 18 were charged with sex crimes in Connecticut. Of these, 58 of them were 15, 16 or 17 years old, 22 were 13 or 14 and the remaining 15 were 12 or younger.
In looking at adults, 341 arrests were made for sex crimes that year, 44 of which involved people 18 or 19 years old. There were 121 sex crime defendants in their 20s, 72 in their 30s, 44 in their 40s and 45 in their 50s. Another 34 defendants were 60 years of age or older. Females represented 27 of those arrested in all age groups with the remaining 409 people arrested for sex crimes being men.
To learn more about statistics for sex crimes and other offenses in the state, please feel free to visit the sexual crime page of our Connecticut criminal defense website.