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Domestic violence such as rape, date rape, acquaintance rape, sexual assault, stalking and more occur everywhere – and colleges and universities are no exception. It is thought that nearly one in four college women have either been raped or suffered an attempted rape – and most knew their abusers beforehand.
In fact, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), approximately 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses knew their attacker. An astonishing 35% of those victims reported that the rape occurred while on a date.
Here are other NCADV Domestic Violence on College Campuses Statistics:
As you can see, statistics on domestic violence and rape at colleges and universities are staggering. Unfortunately, these statistics are likely much higher as many survivors do not report crimes to authorities out of fear of reprisal, fear of future acts of violence, anxiety, low self esteem and more.