August 21, 2012
Sex killers not who you think they are, researchers say
"Study said to reveal clearest picture yet of these murderers and their victims
The researchers found that the average age of sexual murderers was 28. Sixty-six per cent were white and 29 per cent were aboriginal. As for marital status, 57 per cent were single and 15 per cent were separated or divorced. A majority of offenders – 80 per cent – had no prior sexual convictions.
“The investigative strategy of prioritizing ‘known sex offenders’ would thus likely be unproductive as the majority of sexual murderers have no prior convictions for sexual crimes,” the researchers wrote."