In Oregon, Police Departments Are Changing Sexual Assault Reporting

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In Ashland, police are trying to make it easier for victims to report instances of sexual assault. (Courtesy Ashland Police Department/Facebook)

Police say sexual assault cases are notoriously hard to investigate, in part because so few survivors choose to report the crimes. In 2013, only 35 percent of sexual assault victims reported to the police, according to an estimate by the Justice Department. But, some police departments in Oregon are working to change that.

Here & Now’s Robin Young talks to Carrie Hull, with the Ashland, Oregon, police department, about their “You Have Options” program.


Carrie Hull, detective with the Ashland Police Department in Oregon.

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