December 31, 2014

BUT THE BLUE LIGHTS SHINE ON:

Campus Sexual Assault: Real and Imagined (ANNE HENDERSHOTT, 12/31/14, Crisis)

The only problem is that much of what is reported about a so-called "epidemic" of campus sexual assault is false. A study released last month by the Bureau of Justice Statistics revealed that the rate of rape and other sexual assault over the past two decades was 1.2 times higher for non-students of college age than for students on college campuses. In fact, campus sexual assault has actually declined from 9.2 per 1,000 college students in 1997 to 4.4 per 1,000 in 2013. Far from being a site of violence, the study found that female college students are safer from sexual assault while in college than at any other time in their lives.

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