Hurricanes Katrina/Rita and Sexual Violence: Report on Database of Sexual Violence Prevalence and Incidence Related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

General Material
Published Date
July, 2006

In the weeks immediately following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a group of professionals from the fields of rape victim advocacy, law enforcement, emergency medicine, and prosecution began work on developing an anonymous database to measure the extent of sexual violence committed in the aftermath of these hurricanes. This preliminary report is based on the first six months of data collection.