The issue of sexual assault on college campuses is making headlines this week, thanks in part to a Title IX complaint against Yale for its handling of such cases. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s officially Sexual Assault Awareness Month and that the White House is kicking off an initiative to raise — here’s that word again — awareness about federal guidelines for dealing with sexual violence on college campuses. Most of us have heard the 1 in 4 statistic, but if you’re anything like me, this recent coverage might make you wonder: What’s the takeaway — is the reported rate of sexual violence on college campuses on the rise or what? It turns out the short answer to that is no.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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