As Columbia’s population has grown, so has its violent crime, including sexual assaults. The number of rapes reported to police have increased in Columbia since 2004 — in contrast to a national decline — according to the U.S. Department of Justice. From 2004 to 2006, the number of forcible rape offenses in Columbia rose from 17 to 23.
Sexual assault in Columbia: A helping hand at your fingertips
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