Schools and colleges across the country should be safe havens for teaching and learning, free from crime and violence. For the most part, schools and post-secondary campuses are relatively safe, but victimization does occur.
Regardless of their age, students who are victims are impacted both physically and emotionally, and their ability to learn can also be negatively affected.
Sexual assaults on college campuses continue to make national headlines. Although official estimates vary, research supported by the National Institute of Justice found that a substantial number of college students are sexually assaulted.
Every year since 2005, colleges and universities across the United States have recognized September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month. See the Campus Safety Special Feature for information and materials related to crime, crime prevention, and substance use on college and university campuses.
How many sexual assaults occur on college campuses?
Data on women sexually assaulted on campus can be found on the Sexual Assault on Campus... Read More
How do I find crime statistics for a specific college?
College-specific crime statistics are available on the Campus Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool... Read More
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