Salt Lake City Steps Up Sex-Crime Probes; Charge Rate Only 9%

The methods law enforcement uses to investigate sexual-assault crimes are outdated, leading to poor outcomes for victims and low conviction rates. So Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill told the Salt Lake City Council before it voted unanimously to make processing of forensic evidence mandatory in rape cases, reports the Salt Lake Tribune. Analyzing DNA from all such Code R or rape kits represents a dramatic change for Salt Lake City, and the phenomenon is sweeping the nation.

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