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#MeToo quoted as one reason rape reports increased 22% in New York in 2018

The rape reports in New York were up 22% in 2018, in part because of the #MeToo movement inspired victims to come forward and tell their stories.
Mee Too movement has helped a lot of victims to voice out their opinions and tell their stories to the world.

In all, there were 1,795 reports of rape in the city for 2018, up by 328 incidents, according to the NYPD. But a big chunk of that was victims coming forward about their attacks that happened years earlier.

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