The highest-level offenders generally must register for their entire lives; low-level offenders may only need to register for a period of time.
in New York state, the recidivism rate for sex offenders has been shown to be lower than any other crime except murder.
Another report from the OJP which studied the recidivism of prisoners released in 1994 in 15 states (accounting for two-thirds of all prisoners released in the United States that year) reached the same conclusion.
Other serious offenses are sexual assault, statutory rape, bestiality, child sexual abuse, female genital mutilation, incest, rape, and sexual imposition.
However, particularly sex offender registration laws in the United States, may also classify less serious offenses as sexual offenses requiring sex offender registration.
Most jurisdictions compile their laws into sections, such as traffic, assault, and sexual.