1.20.16 | Keith Collins
Only about 12.5% of female college students report being sexually assaulted, according to a new government study.
The 450-page report, released today (Jan. 20) by the United States Department of Justice, details a survey of more than 50,000 college students in nine schools in the 2014-2015 academic year. Fifty-eight percent were female. The survey included a broad range of questions about sexual assault, and looked closely at how students report attacks—and why they often don’t. Respondents who were victims of rape but did not notify their schools or law enforcement, for example, were asked why.