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Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence on the Rise In Omaha

Published: April 11, 2016

In 2015, the Methodist SANE/SART program cared for over 300 cases of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking and strangulation in the emergency departments at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women's Hospital.

Thus far, in 2016, those numbers have alreayd reached nearly 90 cases.

Why the inrease? Why such violence in the Omaha community? What are leaders and agencies in the Metro doing to work with survivors and change the stigma often associated with these crimes.

Methodist SANE/SART Coordinator Anne Boatright and Douglas County Attorney Julie Medina sat down with KETV's Brandi Petersen for this Chornicle segment exploring those very issues.