The number of reported allegations of sexual assault on cruise ships was up 32% during the first three-quarters of this year


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The number of reported allegations of sexual assault on cruise ships that operate in the US is up 32% this year through the end of September, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT).
There were 79 reported allegations of sexual assault on cruise ships through the first 9 months of this year, up from 60 during the same period in both 2018 and 2017.
Seventy-six percent of the reported sexual-assault allegations from this year through September involved passengers.
Sexual assault had been reported by cruise lines more often than any other crime since at least 2016, according to an analysis from Meg O’Connor published by the Miami New Times in April.
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The number of reported allegations of sexual assault on cruise ships that operate in the US is up 32% this year through the end of September, according to the US Department of Transportation (DOT).

There were 79 reported allegations of sexual assault on cruise ships through the first 9 months of this year, up from 60 during the same period in both 2018 and 2017. Seventy-six percent of the reported sexual-assault allegations from this year through September involved passengers.

The Cruise Lines International Association, a trade group for the cruise industry, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In April, the organization told Business Insider, in response to a story about reported allegations of sexual assault on cruise ships, that 11.9 million people from the US took a cruise in 2017, and that the group projected 28.2 million people from the US took a cruise in 2018.

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