The Star Tribune reviewed more than 1,000 police reports of rapes and sexual assaults in Minnesota and built a database, documenting how the police handled the case, the outcomes and more. They found that chronic failures mean that too often victims don’t get justice. Nearly one-quarter of the cases were never assigned to an investigator. Only 25% were sent to prosecutors and only 7% resulted in conviction. About a dozen women agreed to share their stories of reporting their assaults to authorities. This is the first in an occasional series; the Star Tribune will continue to update their findings as they get the hundreds of police reports that they’re still waiting for.