October 30, 2014

Sex Assault Reports Rise At State Colleges

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The number of sexual assaults on Connecticut college campuses jumped 25 percent in 2013 compared with the previous year, newly released data show.

Among 19 colleges and universities in the state, 104 assaults were reported last year, up from 83 in 2013. The data on assaults was provided by the colleges, as required under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

In 2013, the University of Connecticut in Storrs had the greatest number of reported sex assaults with 23, followed by Trinity College in Hartford with 21 and Yale University in New Haven with 12.

Trinity had the highest rate of assaults, with 8.79 per 1,000 students.  Connecticut College in New London ranked second, with a rate of 4.68 per 1,000 students. Mitchell College in New London, Yale and UConn rounded out the top five colleges in terms of assault rates in 2013.

Just two colleges, Albertus Magnus in New Haven and the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, had no reported assaults last year.

The figures include only Connecticut schools that have on-campus housing.

Overall, the number of assaults reported on campuses in the state has climbed over the past five years. There were 47 reported in 2009, 75 in 2010, 70 in 2011 and 83 in 2012.

The map below shows sexual assault data from 2013. To see other years, click on the white box in upper left corner.

Map Design & Data Compilation by MARIE K. SHANAHAN
Source: Clery Center

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