Statistics

From 1 June 2013 – end October 2016

StopSO has had 425 enquiries from clients wanting help

211 therapists have applied to join StopSO from all over the UK

CLIENT REFERRALS

85% of StopSO clients are self-referred

11% are referred by their family

3% are referred by a professional (police, probation services or a therapist)

NOT ALL OUR CLIENTS HAVE COME TO THE ATTENTION OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

36% of StopSO clients have not come to the attention of the police or social services

16% of clients approach StopSO after they have been convicted of a sexual offence

48% are in the criminal justice system when they approach StopSO asking for help

SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN

38% of StopSO clients ask for help not to look at online child abuse images

9% want help to avoid committing a contact offence with a child

11% of are non-offending paedophiles.  That means, they have never committed any offence but are attracted to children and are asking for support to ensure they do not offend

WHAT AGE DO THEY KNOW THEY HAVE A PROBLEM
In February 2017 we accessed our online questionnaire that had 145 replies from sex offenders and those at risk of offending.  One question asked “How old were you when you first knew you had a problem with inappropriate sexual thoughts or behaviour?”
The respondents were:
0-10 years old    11%
11-16 years old  40%
17-25 years old  21%
So by the time they are 16 years old 51% of them knew they had a problem, and by the time they were 27 years old 72% of the people filling in the form knew they had sexually inappropriate behaviour or thoughts.

 

 

DATE: November 26 2016