Sexual assaults can leave victims physically and emotionally scarred for a lifetime. Many victims never fully recover from the damage.
Last year NBC News covered cruise ship sexual assault. The report highlights the fact that women and children are most frequently the victims of the crime. Statistics also reveal that historically cruise ship crew members are the most frequent perpetrators of the crimes.
Cruise ship sexual assault is the most commonly reported crime aboard cruise ships. Surprisingly, every year cruise passengers report more sexual assaults than much less serious crimes, such as petty theft.