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ID:

682

Date:

2013-06-10

Headline:

Watchdogs urge better reporting of cruise ship crime

Reporter's name:

Stacey Barchenger

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Florida Today

City:

Orlando, FL

Summary:

The Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010 changed crime-reporting requirements to improve coordination between the Coast Guard and Federal Bureau of Investigation, but a specification that the Coast Guard publicly report closed investigations left hidden the far larger number of reported cases. For example, for 2012 the government disclosed fifteen closed investigations. In contrast, the government received 151 specific sexual-contact complaints in FY 2008.

Notes:

The International Cruise Victims Association and a Canadian professor used FOIA to obtain crime reports received by the FBI from cruise ships, and compiled them for the 2008 report.

Keywords:

Coast Guard, cruise ships, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, crime, reporting

URL:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2013/06/10/cruise-ship-crime/2407523/


Agencies:

FBI

States:

AK
AZ
FL

Categories:

Coast Guard
law enforcement
transportation


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