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The Federal Bureau of Investigation created the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program, or ViCAP, but the database is hardly used. (Public Domain photo)

The FBI Built a Database That Can Catch Rapists — Almost Nobody Uses It

By | Crime & courts, Government, National Government, ProPublica, Public Safety, Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence | No Comments
Only about 1,400 police agencies in the U.S., out of roughly 18,000, participate in the system. The database receives reports from far less than 1 percent of the violent crimes committed annually. It's not even clear how many crimes the database has helped solve.
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