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FBI to Change Official Definition of Rape

December 08, 2011  | 

The FBI's definition of "rape" is about to get a long-awaited update, for the first time since 1929.

The revamped description will be broader, pleasing activists who say the current definition leads to the low-balling of sexual assault cases, and also discourages victims from coming forward.

For official FBI statistics, rape will now include sex attacks by relatives and include non-traditional penetration.

Read more at NYPOST.com

 

Tags: FBI, Sex Crimes, Rape, Crime Statistics


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