More Women Reporting Sexual Assaults To Police

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http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=1511 The four percent increase in rapes reported in FBI crime statistics for last year may be good news because it indicates a higher reporting rate by victims, says Women's ENews. Victim advocates say that means that more victims trust law enforcers to respond seriously to the charge. More than half of sexual-assault victims are coming forward for the first time since the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics began collecting data 30 years ago. Between 1993 and 1995 . . .

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