Unfortunately sexual assault and violence happens much more than people like to talk about. Throughout the United States, college campuses in particular may pose some of the highest risks of sexual violence. The College of St. Scholastica is no different in having incidences of sexual violence.
According to the American College Health Association: College of St Scholastica Statistics in 2011
160 women and 42 men reported sexual touching without their consent.
83 women and 10 men reported a sexual penetration attempt without their consent.
40 women and 0 men reported sexual penetration without their consent.
57 women and 0 men reported being in a physically abusive relationship.
Only 44% of women versus 75% of men reported feeling "very safe" at night on campus.
Only 20% of women versus 48% of men reported feeling "very safe" at night in the surrounding community.
According to the United States Department of Justice:
1 in 4 college women will be sexually assaulted during their college career (Sampson 14).
The most recent large-scale study, including students at both two- and four-year colleges, found 35 rapes per 1,000 female students over 7 months (16).
Less than 5% of completed and attempted rapes of college students are brought to the attention of campus authorities and/or law enforcement (17).
In one study, over 40% of those raped who did not report the incident said they did not do so because they feared reprisal by the assailant or others (17).
90% of rapes that occur on college campuses are acquaintance rapes (14).
Rape victimization is highest among 16-24-year-olds, occurring at 4 times the assault rate of all women (14).
⅓ of college men reported they would have sex with an unwilling partner if they knew they would not get caught (16).
Sampson, Rana. "Acquaintance Rape of College Students." United States Department of Justice. 2002. 5 May 2013 .
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