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Table 7 Data Declaration

FBI Child Exploitation Arrests by FBI Field Office, 2015

The FBI collected these arrest data from the FBI’s internal case-management system.

General Comment

This table provides the arrests by FBI field offices for the U.S. Code violations relevant to Child Exploitation.

Methodology

The data used in creating this table are from the arrest information reported as accomplishments in the FBI’s internal case management system. These data include arrests by the FBI or task forces for the following:

Title

Section

Title 18 USC

1204 – International parental kidnapping

 

1462 – Importation or transportation of obscene matters

 

1465 – Production and transportation of obscene matters for sale or distribution

 

1466 – Engaging in the business of selling or transferring obscene matter

 

1470 – Transfer of obscene material to minors

 

2241 – Aggravated sexual abuse

 

2242 – Sexual abuse

 

2243 – Sexual abuse of a minor or ward

 

2244C – Abusive sexual contact

 

2251 – Sexual exploitation of children

 

2251A – Selling or buying children

 

2252 – Certain activities relating to material involving the sexual exploitation of minors

 

2252A – Activities relating to material constituting or containing child pornography

 

2260 – Production of sexually explicit depictions of a minor for importation into the United States

 

2421 – Transportation generally

 

2422 – Coercion and enticement

 

2423(a)(b) – Transportation of minors

 

2425 – Use of interstate facilities to transmit information about a minor

 

Definitions used in Methodology

Exploitation as defined by Black’s Law Dictionary is “the act of taking advantage of something; esp., the act of taking unjust advantage of another for one’s own benefit.” The scope of exploitation is immeasurable in relation to the UCR offenses that could be involved within this crime. The statutes included in this reporting could result in one or more of these UCR offenses:

Pornography–The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, publishing, sale, purchase, or possession of sexually explicit material, e.g., literature or photographs.

Kidnapping–The unlawful seizure, transportation, and/or detention of a person against his/her will or of a minor without the consent of his/her custodial parent(s) or legal guardian.

Prostitution–To unlawfully engage in or promote sexual activities for anything of value.

Rape–The carnal knowledge of a person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Sodomy–Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Sexual assault with an object–To use an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Note: The crime of Sex Trafficking of Children by Force, Fraud, or Coercion (Title 18 USC 1951) was reported under the Human Trafficking offense in the 2014 Federal Crime Data report. While this crime is child exploitation, the UCR Program decided to keep that specific code within Human Trafficking. The exception to this would be when there is an arrest for multiple offenses relative to child exploitation, and one of the offenses is this human trafficking code. In that case, the arrest would be included under the Child Exploitation offense.

Data were not included for arrests made in a joint investigation with other agencies when a state or local code was used nor child exploitation cases when a different provision of the U.S. Code was used for the basis of arrest.

Population estimation

Population estimates used in this table are the U.S. Census Bureau published resident population estimates for counties for 2015. The U.S. Census Bureau calculates estimates based on the decennial census of 2010 and by applying measures of population changes. See https://www.census.gov/popest/data/counties/totals/2015/CO-EST2015-01.html for further information on county breakdowns for each state.