03/11/2014 01:48 pm ET Updated Mar 11, 2014

Alaska's AG Criticized For Low Rape Prosecution Rate

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Alaska has the highest per capita rate of reported rapes in the United States, almost three times the national average. Republican Gov. Sean Parnell recently called sexual violence in his state an "epidemic" greater than bear attacks or car accidents. But the number of sexual-assault cases that state prosecutors choose to pursue is low.

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