The Provider Sexual Crime Report (PSCR) was created as a mechanism for determining the volume and characteristics of rape and sexual assault occurring in Massachusetts. These crimes are often not reported to police and are, as a result, not recorded or tracked. Medical providers can be of great assistance to law enforcement by reporting their cases to the Executive Office of Public Safety and local police departments via the Provider Sexual Crime Report, thus enabling these crimes to be counted and cases of serial offending to be identified. Massachusetts General Law requires the Provider Sexual Crime Report to be completed by medical providers for every victim of rape or sexual assault. Specifically, Chapter 112, Section 12 A 1/2 requires:
"Every physician attending, treating, or examining a victim of rape or sexual assault, or, whenever any such case is treated in a hospital, sanatorium or other institution, the manager, superintendent or other person or other person in charge thereof, shall report such case at once to the criminal history systems board and to the town where the rape or sexual assault occurred but shall not include the victim's name, address, or any other identifying information. The report shall describe the general area where the attack occurred. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars." M.G.L.C. 112§12 A ½
The Provider Sexual Crime Report is located within the Massachusetts Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit which is distributed to Massachusetts hospital emergency departments on an annual basis. Additionally, medical providers can access the Provider Sexual Crime Report using the link below. If you would like additional information regarding the Provider Sexual Crime Report or the Massachusetts Sexual Assault Evidence Collection kit, please contact the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's Office of Grants and Research at 617.725.3301.