How Well Does Your Police Department Investigate Rape?

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A new analysis by the Sunlight Foundation allows readers to search a database of reports from about 18,000 police departments nationwide, which includes data from the 2013 and 2014 Uniform Crime Report.

“It turns out that there’s substantial variation in whether or not the average police department reports rapes as ‘unfounded,’ writes Sunlight Foundation researcher Emily Shaw. “Across nineteen states (and Guam), rape cases are almost never reported as unfounded. In North Carolina, meanwhile, the average police department . . .

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