116 offenses Forcible Rape Forcible Rape offenses decreased 21.1% from 147 offenses in the First Quarter of 2019 to 116 offenses in the First Quarter of 2020.
98 offenses Forcible, Other
6 offenses Non-forcible Non-forcible offenses
Other Forcible sex offenses increased 10.1% from 89 offenses in the First Quarter of 2019 to 98 offenses in the First Quarter of 2020.
decreased 25.0% from 8 offens- es in the First Quarter of 2019 to 6 offenses in the First Quar- ter of 2020.
Majority of these offenses are considered statutory rape, which is defined as nonforcible sexual inter- course with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. The Sex Crimes Unit continues the investigative process with the goal of bringing all perpetrators to justice. Approximately 92% of all victims were 17 years of age or under. Includes sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling. Approximately 82% were known offender-related. Approximately 58% of all victims were 17 years of age or under.
Special Victims Section
January - March 2020 January - March 2019
Number of cases assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit increased 0.1%. Number of cases assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit increased 6.9%. Number of cases assigned to the Sex Crimes Unit increased 41.7%
Crimes Against Children Unit
Domestic Violence Unit
Sex Crimes Unit
500 1,000 1,500 2,000
Sex Crimes Unit The Sex Crimes Unit investigates sexual assault cases, indecent exposures, public lewdness, im- proper photography, injury to the elderly in care facilities, stalking, and any other crime of a sexual nature involving adults of 17 years old and older.
Crimes Against Children Unit The Crimes Against Children Unit investigates abuse and sexual abuse of children under 17 & homicides of children under the age of six.
Domestic Violence Unit The Domestic Violence Unit in- vestigates incidents of domestic violence in partnership with the various agencies collocated un- der the One Safe Place umbrella (Tarrant County’s Family Justice Center).
Special Victims Support The Sex Crimes Unit and the Victim Assistance Section work with patrol officers, hold community meetings, and provide presentations to local colleges on ways to prevent sexual assault. The Sex Crimes Unit along with TCU officials conduct information-exchange meetings to encourage discussion on ways to reduce the likeli- hood of becoming a victim. The Victim Assistance Section continues to provide support services to victims of reported sexual assaults. Cold Case Sexual Assault Detectives have been successful in solving older cases in- volving multiple victims using DNA from incarcerated individuals.
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