Child molesters were, on average, five years older than violent offenders who committed their crimes against adults.
In many jurisdictions, registered sex offenders are subject to additional restrictions (including housing).
Those on parole (or probation) may be subject to restrictions not applicable to other parolees or probationers.
Most jurisdictions compile their laws into sections, such as traffic, assault, and sexual.
The majority of convicted sex offenders have convictions for crimes of a sexual nature; however, some sex offenders have simply violated a law contained in a sexual category.
Other serious offenses are sexual assault, statutory rape, bestiality, child sexual abuse, female genital mutilation, incest, rape, and sexual imposition.
However, particularly sex offender registration laws in the United States, may also classify less serious offenses as sexual offenses requiring sex offender registration.A sex offender (sexual offender, sex abuser, or sexual abuser) is a person who has committed a sex crime.What constitutes a sex crime differs by culture and legal jurisdiction.A 2002 study by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) of the United States Department of Justice following 9,691 male sex offenders released from prisons in 15 US states in 1994 indicated that within the first 3 years following their release, rearrest and reconviction rates for new sex offenses were 5.3 and 3.5 percent, respectively; that is, about 1 in 19 of released sex offenders were arrested within three years for another sex crime.The same study found that during the same 3 years from release, 68 percent of released non-sex offenders were re-arrested for any crime (and 47.8 percent reconvicted), while 43 percent of the released sex offenders were rearrested for any crime (and 24 percent reconvicted).Approximately 4,300 child molesters were released from prisons in 15 U. Among child molesters released from prison in 1994, 60 percent had been in prison for molesting a child 13 years old or younger.