NEW DEFINITIONS WILL INCREASE THE NUMBER OF KANSAS CITY RAPE REPORTS!!!
A wise man once said: The words we use define the world in which we live. In Kansas City there will be a consequence to a recent update in term concerning sexual assault.
From The KCPD Chief Forté's Blog:
Change of rape definition will increase reports, encompass more victims
An example of the impact . . .
"Consider what it would look like if we had used the new rape definition in 2012. Through mid-November 2012 (we’re still finalizing more recent stats), Kansas City had 243 rapes according to the old rape definition. But under the new definition, the city had 558. The new definition simply includes all victims of sexual assault, as it should, and gives us a more accurate view of the extent of the crime in Kansas City. This will not change the the thorough manner in which we investigate any of these cases, just the way we report them."
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