It's in the news again today--the alarming college rape statistics and those schools that don't report them. Possibly this is why--the numbers have been politicized. The White House says 1 in 5 (20%) of women on college campuses are sexually assaulted; the government agency charged with statistics collection says 1.8 per 1,000 (.18%) of all adult women in the U.S. and that has dropped dramatically in the last 5 years. One reports a number that is higher than the most violent third world country, higher than prison rapes, in highly selective communities with no poverty, no wars, and well educated residents; the other reports 270,000 rape or sexual assault victimizations in a country of over 300 million, half of whom are women. Even if you take into consideration that many assaults are NOT reported, someone is assaulting the WH numbers for political gain. The question is why are we being lied to about this?
Even accounting for all those assaults not reported, the numbers are inflated. Just multiply the undercount by 5 or 6 times and you still only get 1%, not 20%. Otherwise, no parent would send her daughter to college--it would be safer in Honduras from which people are fleeing for the U.S. to get college benefits.