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“New FBI definition increases Alaska’s already high rape rate” as reported by Alaska Dispatch News
The FBI has released its 2013 crime statistics, and a revised definition of rape has increased the rape rate in Alaska and nationwide.
“On sexual violence issues, some Alaska candidates reluctant to prioritize areas of concern” as reported by Alaska Dispatch News
An Alaska nonprofit [Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault] released results Tuesday from a candidate survey on domestic violence and sexual assault, and while the responses appeared to demonstrate a high level of awareness of the issues, some candidates expressed an unwillingness to prioritize areas of concern.
To view the candidate survey results, please click here.
It’s not news that Alaska has a high suicide rate, especially in rural communities. Those areas also face drug issues that are harder to police because of lack of resources and the vastness of the surrounding lands. However, there are some groups that are targeting teens and the issues they face.
“The University of Alaska System and the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to prevent sexual assault, sexual
harassment, dating violence and stalking on all 16 UA campuses” as reported in the press release listed below.
Click here to read the Press Release.