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Study: Penn State Had Most Sex Offenses of All Colleges

All of the data came from the schools themselves; it is information they are required to report under the Clery Act.

It's a dubious distinction: Penn State has the most forcible sex offenses on campus of any U.S. college.

The data, compiled by The Washington Post, came only from U.S. colleges with enrollments of more than 1,000. All of the data came from the schools themselves; it is information they are required to report under the Clery Act, the Post said.

From 2010-2012, Penn State University Park had a total of 84 forcible sex offenses, the data show. That's a rate of 1.22 per 1,000 students, the Post said.

Private, non-profit Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., had the highest rate of forcible sex offenses, the Post said: 11.39. The school reported 43 forcible sex offenses from 2010 to 2012, and has only 1,580 students.

Find all the data here.

Draco July 06, 2014 at 03:04 PM
Except the fundraising has been going on for more than a decade, well before Sandusky, AND the fundraising is a student-run enterprise, not a Penn State-run enterprise. Please don't crp all over a great thing PSU students do . . .
dawn LALLY July 06, 2014 at 04:02 PM
Since 1977, THON has raised more than $114 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
harry finster July 06, 2014 at 07:21 PM
always defend a loser in true pennsylvainia style because you dont have any winners
Joe Sommers July 07, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Don't think for a minute that sex offenses happen less frequently in other Universities. The Sandusky nightmare opened the door for any and all to report issues either big or small. There is tremendous pressure on someone reporting sex offenses therefore it is swept under the rug.IN PSU's case , The Sandusky nightmare paved the way for others to come out. Make no mistake ...sexual offenses are not reported in other Universitiesdue to the peer pressure. I loved to hear about the good that the PSU faculty and students have accomplished with their fund raising initiatives. KUDO"S TO ALL OF YOU AT PENN STATE .
E.T. Henderson July 08, 2014 at 09:37 PM
Thank you so much Allison for another useless and inaccurate information. I am not going to quote statistics cause I do not have any only experience working with sexually abused victims and abusers I know that on both sides it is not reported the most unreported is incest. The victims blame themselves for the abuse, and most times anyone they talked to start out with well what were you doing to cause this....... The abuser uses fear and intimidation to keep their victim quiet, and they truly have no guilt, remorse, or even identify what they do is an issue. There is a movement in this country that adult male pedophiles believe it is a right of passage and should be lawful openly practiced to have sex with children. I wish this crap only happened in a small area then we could surround these abusers keep track of and every one could avoid the area. You want a statistic one out of three females have been assaulted in their lives and young males it was one out of 7 I am sure it's higher . And none of theses people heard of penn state

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