Justice Dept. report says 80% of sexual assaults against college women go unreported

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
College Students 5.29

(CNN) — Women not enrolled in college faced more cases of rape and sexual assault than those on campus for the period of 1995-2013, a new Department of Justice report shows.

The rate of rape and sexual assault among women (ages 18-24) was 1.2 times higher for non-students compared to students, according to the report released Thursday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

According to the new report, college students were more unlikely to report incidents (80%) compared to non-students (67%).

Looking at just the most recent year studied, 2013, however, there was no difference in the rates between students and non-students.

The report comes as efforts to combat campus sexual assault has seen renewed attention from the White House and Congress this year. The issue also became the center of debate after a now-questionable Rolling Stone article spurred stepped-up efforts by the University of Virginia to prevent rape and sexual assault.

Women who were considered students were those enrolled in a college, university, trade school or vocational school.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

3 comments