|This paper presents data from convicts reporting sexual abuse before and after sentencing. A total of 802 adult male convicts incarcerated in 17 correctional facilities throughout the country were surveyed using "The Survey of Inmates in Correctional Facilities (SICF)" 1.4 % of male convicts (n=802) reported they have been sexually abused. Age 32.9ñ11. 63.63% were sexually abused before age 18, % 9 before and after age 18, 27.28% after age 18. 54.54% of the sexually abused male convicts reported said they had known their abusers. % 45.46 of the persons were sexually abused more than one time. 29% of all male convicts in Turkey (717.342) were serving a sentence for homicide in the year 2000. 33.3% of the surveyed persons with former sexual victimization had committed homicide. Among men reporting abuse before prison 33.3% were serving a sentence for sexual assault including rape. On the other hand only 1.95 % of the general male convict population was serving a sentence for sexual assault including rape. As rape is heavily underreported in Turkey these figures are certainly higher. But nevertheless it can be stated that a past of abuse is specifically linked to sexual assault and homicide. An estimated 65% of sexually abused men had used illegal drugs regularly. About 82% sexually abused men reported drinking regularly at some time in their lives.
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