Study: College Campus Sex Assaults Up By 51% in the Last Decade

According to a disturbing new Education Department survey, even has overall crime rates fell on campuses around the country, the number of sex offenses rose by an astounding 51% in the last decade. In 2011, there were 3,330 “forcible sex offenses” reported at colleges across the country; in 2001, that number was 2,200. Notably, crimes in every other category—from burglary to car theft—fell. In April, the Education Department began an investigation of 55 universities, examining how they handle—or mishandle—sexual assaults that are reported on their campuses …

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