Minnesota: Impact of Sexual Violence

Principal Investigator: Monique Sheppard
Sponsor: State of Minnesota
(10/23/2006 - 1/31/2007)

Proposal Abstract
The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) will estimate the cost of sexual violence in the state of Minnesota. PIRE will also compute similar rough estimates for the counties within Minnesota (MN). PIRE will use MN child abuse and neglect statistics on sexual violence (defined as rape and sexual abuse) and other available incidence data, supplied by the MN Department of Health or its designee to compute the costs of child sexual violence for the state and counties. PIRE will acquire police reported rape data from the Uniform Crime Reports then adjust then for underreporting using national survey data.