Sexual Assault on Campus in America
The Top 100 Universities and Colleges in the U.S. With the Highest Number of Cases of Reported Forcible Sexual Assault on Campus per 1000 Students. (Here's a link to the full list of over 1500 school reports.)
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The 100 U.S. Colleges and Universities with the Highest Rates of Reported Forcible Sexual Assaults on Campus (per 1000 Students) - 2012 data
Bubble Map: Colors show locations of the highest concentrations.
Data Source: U.S. Government
Reported Cases Per 1000 Students of States and Territories pages
Table: The Top 100 Universities and Colleges in the U.S. With the Highest Number of Cases of Reported Forcible Sexual Assault on Campus per 1000 Students
About the Sexual Assault on Campus Silk Data
This site was created with Silk, a platform for collections of information. The data for this Silk came from the U.S. Government's Office of Post-Secondary Education. Alex Salkever pulled in the aggregated data via the Washington Post (as compiled by Nick Anderson). As Anderson reported, schools report information differently and some schools (such as those with a large online population) report very low levels most likely because their students are not on campus. Some regions, such as Puerto Rico, reported no sexual assaults at all. There is also a great degree of controversy over the accusations several accused assailants have alleged fraud and violation of due process.
Some Interesting Views of the Data
Notes on the Data
Some of the highest rates of reported forced sexual assault on campus occurred at exclusive private liberal arts colleges (Six of the top seven, in fact). This may reflect the fact that these institutions are doing a better job at encouraging reporting. The highest rate of forced sexual assault was at Gallaudet, the university for the deaf. Some experts on campus rape assert that the reported numbers might be misleading because some institutions more aggressively conceal sexual assault cases. The numbers are, certainly, controversial and will continue to be a source of controversy.