The FBI Says Sexual Assaults on Flights Increasing ‘At An Alarming Rate’

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When an individual is sexually harassed or assaulted in-flight, they are trapped in an enclosed environment with limited options for movement. Intimidation that prevents individuals from speaking out, and ill-trained in-flight staff who are not prepared to handle such complaints, can converge to leave individuals suffering in silence.

The FBI is now reporting that sexual assaults on commercial airline flights are increasing “at an alarming rate.”

FBI investigations into midair sexual assaults increased by 66% from 2014 to 2017.

Sexual assault on a plane is a federal crime.

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