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Many Victims Don't Report Crime

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Many Victims Don't Report Crime

Many Victims Don't Report Crime

Many Victims Don't Report Crime

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NPR's Libby Lewis reports on the Justice Department study that shows victims don't report violent crimes about half the time. The reasons could involve embarrassment, fear or frustration — plus the fact that 40 percent of violent crimes are committed by someone known to the victim.

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