Tonight NBC News aired a segment on the recent hearing before the Senate regarding the issue of cruise ship crimes.
Senator Rockefeller scheduled the hearing in a year filled with high-profile cruise ship mishaps. NBC correspondent Mark Potter reports that lawmakers are turning their attention to the amount of crime that takes place while vacationers are out at sea.
Senator Rockefeller's staff conducted an exhaustive analysis of cruise ship crimes. Senator Rockefeller discovered that of the 959 crimes alleged to have occurred on cruise ships since 2011, only 31 crimes were disclosed to the American people.
Concealing the accurate number of crimes, particularly sexual crimes against children, is a real disservice to the cruising public.
I was interviewed at the Port of Miami about the need for cruise passengers to remain vigilant during cruises.
Professor Ross Klein, a cruise expert who has testified before Congress on several occasions, explained that 18% of the sexual assaults on cruises, occur against minors.
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