Wednesday, October 23, 2019

United States Senators intervene after colleges are underreporting sexual assaults & other crimes on campus


Universities and colleges may be underreporting the number of sexual assaults, domestic violence and stalking incidents on campus, a large group consisting of 31 United States Senators state in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch & Education Secretary John King, Jr.
  • One year ago, Amendments Congress passed in the 2013 Violence Against Women Act mandated that schools track and disclosed the number of domestic violence and stalking incidents on campus
  • Senators noted that only 9% of about 11,000 schools reported any occurrence of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking
  • The reports show that there were no incidents of sexual assault on 9-in-10 campuses that directly conflict with research that shows around 1-in-5 female students will experience sexual assault by the time they graduate college

    Photo: NY Times
    Photo: NY Times
  •  Colleges publicizing that zero attacks took place strongly suggests “that schools are either not taking the reporting obligation seriously or are not creating an environment where students feel comfortable coming forward to report, and are vasty underreporting these crimes,” the letter states
  • College of William & Mary underreported sexual assault incidents and a hate crime assault, left out a drug and alcohol arrests from its statistics and had other inaccurate data, according to reports in 2015
  • 91% of colleges are reporting zero assaults, which seems a bit troubling and hard to believe
  • Georgetown University classified an event as “Burglary-No Force” after someone broke into a woman’s room and forcibly fondled her while she slept
Eric Norton - Editorial
Chief of Staff & Managing Editor for yc.news

Latest news

Millbourne Mayor Tom Kramer (D-Pa.) Goes Off On Local Papers For Using Town As ‘Political Pawn’ While Ignoring His Request to Print Letter of...

Democratic Mayor Tom Kramer of Millbourne, Pennsylvania has had it with his town being used as what...

Police locate DEAD BODY ditched on I-95 highway in Chester

Pennsylvania State Police swarmed the area just before the Commodore Barry Bridge Friday night for reports of...

Suspect sought after animals found burning alive in trashcan

Authorities are searching for clues after finding several opossums burning alive in Trainer, Pa., according to Justice...

Absconding Delaware County Sex Offender Caught

One of four sex offenders that absconded from a Delaware County ‘alcolholism treatment center’ was apprehended by authorities early Thursday morning, authorities tell
- Advertisement -

Shaq partners with Miles College to launch HBCU initiative, and it’s an appetizing partnership to say the least

Each Historically Black College & University will soon have a Papa John's ... thanks to Shaquille O'Neal...

Missing Colwyn Boy, Tito Gleplay, 9, Found Safe

Police in Colwyn tell us that the missing 9-year-old boy has been found safe … Police say Tito Gleplay was located Wednesday and appears to be in good condition.

Must read

In 2015, District Attorney Kevin Steele claimed there was an ‘air-tight’ case against Bill Cosby, turns out there wasn’t

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele (D-Pa.) ran on a campaign promise to prosecute Bill Cosby in 2015, but he didn't have a case.
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you