Statistics On Behaviors: Clinical Features of Pedophilia and Implications for Treatment…


Date: May 07, 2021

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“The authors discuss the diagnostic criteria for pedophilia and review the literature on its clinical features, including data on prevalence, gender, age of onset, number of victims, frequency and type of acts, violence, impulsivity, and insight.

Type of Acts

With regard to the type of acts, there is consistent evidence that sexual intercourse is far less frequent than fondling and genital contact. In Gebhard et al.’s sample, only 2.3% of the 199 convictions of molesters against girls involved completed intercourse. 9 In violent sexual abuse offenses, however, the incidence of completed intercourse is much higher at 23%. In fact, much of the violence in sexually aggressive offenses involved physically coerced intercourse. Intercourse was also more frequent in incest cases, occurring in 8.7% of the convictions. Of the heterosexual, nonincest convictions, 74% involved genital contact, however, as did 90%–99% of the other child sexual abuse convictions. In Abel and Osborne’s 1992 study of 453 pedophilic offenders, 72.9% of reported acts involved touching, while 27.1% involved non-touching offenses (e.g., exhibitionism, voyeurism). 25

In general, it is likely that pragmatic factors affect the prevalence rates of various types of molestation. It is easier for adult men to gain access to boys than girls, less invasive acts are easier to commit than more invasive acts, and there are far more potential victims outside the home than inside the home. With victims inside the home, however, there is more opportunity for multiple molestations and more invasive sexual abuse (e.g. intercourse).

Although violent child sexual abuse does occur, it is much less frequent than nonviolent child sexual abuse. 18 In Gebhard et al.’s sample, only 25 (6.6%) cases involved the use of significant aggression. 9 In our analysis of intake data from CAP Behavioral Associates, an outpatient clinic for sex offenders, nonviolent methods of coercion were the most commonly listed. 28 According to intake data, 42 (33%) of 127 child molesters used manipulation, 29 (23%) used bribery, and 22 (17%) used no coercive method. Only 2 (1.6%) used assault (defined as use of physical force beyond what was necessary to commit the sexual offense) and 3 (2.4%) used threat, although 29 (23%) used force (physical force used solely to commit the sexual offense). When only the 82 subjects who admitted their offense were analyzed, those listed as using no coercive method dropped to 6 (7.3%). Bribery (27%) and manipulation (42%) were the most common methods, followed by force (22%). Threat and assault were both minimal (1%). 28

However, the subgroup of pedophiles who are violent may differ from nonviolent pedophiles on a number of domains. In Gebhard et al.’s study, the sexually aggressive child molesters had more impulsive offenses, were more likely to molest strangers, and had a higher incidence of completed intercourse. 9”

Here we see again, confirmation that violence within pedophilia is very rare.

It is so flipping hard to find detailed breakdowns like this via a search engine, that I hate to not take notes and share wherever I do stumble upon such detailed breakdowns.

Of course, I’ve complained about this numerous times over…Millions of people merely copy and paste the same brief claims, posted on a government agency website…claims which come off alarming and propagandist in nature, and which provide no balanced analysis whatsoever. As consequence, any search for detailed statistics results in a sea of instances of the exact same propaganda…Nobody is actually sharing any concrete information…and you basically just cannot find it, unless you already know where to look for it, and how to ask for it.

In addition…nearly everybody focuses on the most extreme, while entirely ignoring those pieces of information, which support a much more humane and honest picture of pedophiles…This grossly distorts peoples perception about pedophiles.

Someday, I’d like to be able to see statistics including all the happy instances of pedophilia, where no participant got hurt and all participants wanted to be involved…You know…the underground relationships that get protected and remembered fondly…but virtually nobody ever talks about these days.


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