New figures released today show that overall reported crimes on college campuses decreased by 34 percent between 2001 and 2013. However, reports of forcible sex crimes on college campuses increased by 126 percent over this same period. Between 2012 and 2013 alone, the reported number of forcible sex crimes rose almost 25 percent, from 4,000 to 5,000. In this blog post, Anlan Zhang and Jizhi Zhang share what we’ve learned from the Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2015 Report.
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6 Oct 2014
Another school year begins, and parents ask, “Will my children be safe at school?” But as Simon Robers argues, in this blog post, highly publicized school attacks and media reports of school violence skew the picture of how safe our nation’s schools really are.