DoJ study challenges accusations of 'rape culture' on campus

A DoJ study conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics has some startling information on campus sexual assaults.  It appears that a previous study that purported to show 1 in 5 female students being sexually assaulted was vastly inflated, and that non-students are far more likely to be sexually assaulted than students. The Federalist: The full study, which was published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a division within DOJ, found that rather than one in five female college students becoming victims of sexual assault, the actual rate is 6.1 per 1,000 students, or 0.61 percent (instead of 1-in-5, the real number is 0.03-in-5). For non-students, the rate of sexual assault is 7.6 per 1,000 people. The higher rate of victimization among non-students is important due in large part to recent accusations that U.S. colleges and universities are hotbeds of so-called “rape culture,” where sexual assault is endemic, and administrators and other students are...(Read Full Post)

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