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Investigation Reveals Less Than 10% Of San Diego Rape Cases Solved Since 2013

The San Diego Police Department headquarters is shown in this updated photo.

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Law enforcement statistics reveal that rape is one of the most difficult violent crimes to solve. San Diego’s numbers, 2,954 reported since 2013 and first published in an investigative report by NBC 7, reflect that national trend.

Aired: July 19, 2019 | Transcript

Law enforcement statistics reveal that rape is one of the most difficult violent crimes to solve. San Diego’s numbers reflect that national trend.

An investigative report by San Diego’s NBC 7 found fewer than 10% of the 2,954 reported rapes have been solved in the city of San Diego since 2013. That means more than 2,200 reported rapes remain unsolved or as police call them “open and workable.”

RELATED: Why Rape Kits Go Untested In San Diego

NBC producer Dorian Hargrove joins Midday Edition Friday with more on what they found.

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