Advisory Policy Board recommends FBI revise definition of “rape”

The FBI is considering updating the definition it uses for “rape” to eliminate the word “forcible.” Currently, the FBI gathers statistics on “forcible rape,” which is different from the definition used by many states. This results in states only reporting to the federal agency those cases that meet the federal definition.

FBI Policy Board Recommendations
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/advisory-policy-board with the new definition and explanation of the process.