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College-age students are safer on campus

December 9, 2003


Pioneer Press recently printed the results of the U.S. Justice Departments first study on college students and violent crime (i.e. rape, robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault). The study found that college students ages 18-24 are less likely to fall victim to a violent crime than non-students the same age.
December 9, 2003


Pioneer Press recently printed the results of the U.S. Justice Department's first study on college students and violent crime (i.e. rape, robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault). The study found that college students ages 18-24 are “less likely to fall victim to a violent crime than non-students the same age.”

In addition, female college students are half as likely as male students to be victims of violent crime. The offender in 41 percent of violent crimes against college students was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The number of off-campus incidents was 14 times higher than crimes committed on campus.