Most jurisdictions compile their laws into sections, such as traffic, assault, and sexual.
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.
Of released sex offenders who allegedly committed another sex crime, 40 percent perpetrated the new offense within a year or less from their prison discharge.
Within three years of release, 2.5 percent of released rapists were rearrested for another rape, and 1.2 percent of those who had served time for homicide were arrested for a new homicide.
A sex offender registry is a system in place in a number of jurisdictions designed to allow authorities to keep track of the residence and activity of sex offenders (including those released from prison).