Sex Abuse Defendants Sentenced Higher in Non-Domestic Violence Cases Than Cases Involving Domestic Violence

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Sexual abuse cases that are not domestic in nature carry a higher average sentence time in prison than those that are domestic in nature, according to D.C. Witness data.

The average sentence for defendants in a sexual abuse case that is domestic in nature is 2.31 years. The average sentence for a sex abuse defendant involved in a case that is not domestic in nature is 3.13 years.

The average time in prison for both types of cases is still under five years.

Graphic by Julia Yan, Grace Guzzo and Tiffany Word

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