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Reporting of Sexual Assault in Arizona: 2008

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Date Published
March 2010
29 pages
This report provides 2007-2008 sexual assault arrests and convictions for Arizona.
Results indicate that in 2007, there were 276 sexual assault arrests that comprised a total of 536 sexual assault arrest counts (a single arrest report may include multiple charges) appearing in the Arizona Computerized Criminal History (ACCH). Of these 536 counts, 147 convictions were obtained, and 122 of the convictions upheld the original charge of sexual assault. Five additional sexual assault convictions were recorded originating from arrest counts for crimes other than sexual assault. The sentences imposed on convicted sexual assault offenders included 94 sentences to probation, 70 sentences to prison or jail, 47 convictions resulting in a suspended sentence, 5 fines, 1 restitution order, and 31 other undefined sentences. In 2008, there were 276 sexual assault arrest reports submitted and entered into ACCH, which included 498 counts of sexual assault. At the time the data was extracted from ACCH, 74 convictions had been obtained and entered into ACCH, of which 69 were for the original charge of sexual assault. One additional sexual assault conviction was reported in a case where the original arrest was for a crime other than sexual assault. The sentences received by offenders convicted of sexual assault consisted of 60 sentences to probation, 42 suspended sentences, 29 sentences to prison or jail, 5 fines, 3 orders for restitution, 3 sentences to community service, and 17 undefined sentences. Data were collected from an extract of the ACCH record system in September 2009. Tables, charts, and appendixes