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    Arrest Rates for Sexual Assault Cases in Northern California and state

    Rape victim advocacy groups believe every rape kit should be tested and the DNA recovered should be logged into the national database. The evidence gathered could help solve other sexual assault cases in the country, as well as different cases in the same city.

    As an example, groups point to New York City, which tests and reports all evidentiary exams; it has a 70 percent arrest rate for rape cases.


    The California Department of Justice provided average arrest rates for sexual assault cases from 2007 to 2009

    Northern California County Sexual Assault Arrest Rate
    AMADOR 5.8%
    EL DORADO 10.2%
    NEVADA 7.2%
    PLACER 21.2%
    PLUMAS 4%
    SACRAMENTO 14.6%
    SOLANO 32.9%
    STANISLAUS 31.3%
    YOLO 23%
    YUBA 19.3%

    COMPLETE NUMBERS: Get all the statistics on forcible rape and arrests across the state

    *Information from the Caifornia Department of Justice

    Sexual Assault Resources

    Reporting rape is first step towards healing

    Rape survivor Peggy Rex said getting the rape kit exam helps the victim heal and provides evidence in the case.

    WEAVE is the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County.

    The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault provides resources to rape crisis centers, individuals and other entities committed to ending sexual violence.

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