Yes that’s true the numbers are rising. There are also more males reporting sexual assault and rape which a decade ago hardly ever happened. Many more crimes with violence using weapons.
I can remember working with a group of men who were all sex offenders and in jail for violent rape and/or murder. There was a ramp, the sirens went off very loudly, everyone scattered trying to get back to their dorms before total lock down. My teaching partner and I found ourselves in lock down with one of the most dangerous men in the prison and no one knew where we were. When the Corrections staff did their count and realised we were missing, they came looking for us with guns drawn.
The pair of us were crouched in a corner of a room making ourselves look as small and inconspicuous as possible, offering no threat, while the prisoner proceeded to kick in windows, smash the furniture, screaming like a wild animal pacing back and forth. He was a big man and known for his eruptive violent behaviour and crimes because of his mental and emotional fragility and unpredictability everyone was wary of him. It seemed like a very long time before we were found, though it may not have been.
We looked at each other in the midst of this utter chaos smiled, without speaking and crossed our fingers. We were physically unharmed but mentally and emotionally stretched to the limit. It was my third time in a ramp inside six months and I decided third time lucky. This was the sign for me and I was out of there. What I learned was about limits and pushing yourself to the edge of your sanity which is a dangerous place to be because its easy to lose yourself in the chaos and craziness.