Crime On Cruise Ships

A loophole in federal law keeps Americans from having access to information about the vast majority of crimes committed on cruise ships, says new report.

Thanks To A Legal Loophole, There’s No Public Record Of Most Crime On Cruise Ships

A loophole in federal law keeps Americans from having access to information about the vast majority of crimes committed on cruise ships, according to a new report released by Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV).

Rockefeller chairs the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and commissioned the report, titled “Cruise Ship Crime: Consumers Have Incomplete Access to Cruise Ship Data,” which was published Wednesday.

It reveals a huge gap between the numbers of crimes committed on cruises and those that are publicly reported.

Under the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010 (CVSSA), cruise lines are required to report “any allegation of crime” to the FBI as soon as possible. That covers only serious violations, including homicide, suspicious death, missing United States nationals, sexual assault, kidnapping, and theft of property in excess of $10,000.

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Source: Business Insider.

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