The Abilene Police Department says not to panic when the new numbers are brought in.
"Don't panic, all we're doing is changing the statistical definition of rape from male on female to all the different possible categories that there are to get a better idea of how many really are," Sgt. Lynn Beard said.
The Abilene Police say they were already looking at expanding the family violence unit before the FBI updated their definition on rape but they say nothing has changed with this new definition.
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