Experts say the increase is good because it means more people are coming forward to report their assaults.
It doesn't mean there's an increase in sexual assault.
People who work with victims say the increase is because they along with law enforcement are improving their services.
Experts say they are still a long way from where they want to be. They say they need to learn more about offenders and why they attack. Experts then want to use that information to help stop sexual violence.