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Crime stat focus: Illinois counties with the most reported rapes

Caitlin WilsonReboot Illinois

Jul 27, 2015

(Editor’s note: This post is part of an occasional series looking at crime statistics in Illinois. Other posts are here and here.)

In practical use, the term “sexual assault” covers a wide array of sex-related crimes. For some crime statistical applications, however, the term is too broad and inclusive for official use.

Illinois State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation break down sex crimes that might commonly be referred to as “sexual assault” between forcible rape and aggravated assault/battery. The U.S. Department of Justice defines sexual assault as “any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without…

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