FBI subcommittee makes recommendations to create a new federal definition of rape

Oct 19th, 2011

An FBI subcommittee made recommendations Tuesday, 10/18 at a meeting in Baltimore to create a new federal definition of rape, moving the agency a step closer to updating the way it counts sex crimes for the first time in more than 80 years. The new definition is expected to expand the number of crimes that would be reported as rapes to the FBI by local police agencies, though specifics have not yet been released. Visit The Baltimore Sun website to read the entire story.

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