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September 2019 Archives

Rape and sexual assault rising, says DOJ report

Some types of violent crime are rising in South Carolina and across the country, according to the 2019 National Crime Victimization Survey. The report was issued by the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics. Researchers asked people if they were victims of crimes, regardless of whether the incidents were reported to police or other officials. Around 150,000 households and 240,000 individuals are surveyed each year, and the reports consistently show that less than half of all crimes are reported to police. Many crimes involve people who know each other, and victims may be hesitant to turn to authorities.

South Carolina man convicted of 2014 murder

A South Carolina jury deliberated for a little over three hours Aug. 27 before finding a 24-year-old man guilty of the 2014 murder of Lexington County teenager. The judge then sentenced the man to the state mandatory minimum of 30 years in prison. He was given a prison credit of five years because he has been under house arrest since 2014. The case drew widespread media attention because the killing occurred after teens from rival high schools became embroiled in an argument following a basketball game.

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