In the last two years, crime in New South Wales has either fallen, or stayed stable across every major category, except one: sexual assault.
The number of women coming forward to police to say they’ve been sexually assaulted has grown significantly and continues to rise with reports up 21% in just the past year.
But it’s not necessarily that there have been more assaults, but rather an increase in awareness, thanks largely to the advocacy of three young women.
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