Study Says Sexual Assault on College Campuses Is Still High
Unfortunately, sexual assault is a common crime on college campuses. The Bureau of Justice Statistics found research where in a study of nine schools, including 15, 000 female and 8, 000 male students, an average of 10.3 percent of female students experienced sexual assault during the 2014-2015 academic year.
“Sexual assault” was defined by researchers as “any unwanted and nonconsensual sexual contact that involved either sexual battery.”
These figures are still high even without harassment and sexual coercion being included.
None of the schools featured in the study were named, but their rates in sexual assault ranged from 4.2 percent to 20 percent.
As of right now, colleges such as East Carolina University, Bard College and Southern Methodist University all have reports or investigations regarding sexual assault this week.