Rape reports nearly double at OU, triple at OSU from 2016 to 2018
The Associated Press and Tulsa World - October 5, 2019 8:21 am
(Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Crime statistics show that reports of sexual assault nearly doubled at Oklahoma’s two largest public universities from 2016 to 2018.
The Tulsa World reports that the statistics were released this week in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires institutions that are receiving public funds to release annual reports.
The University of Oklahoma reports that the school had 17 reported rapes on campus property last year, 10 in 2017, and 9 in 2016.
Oklahoma State University’s Stillwater campus reports that there were 25 rapes in 2018, 13 in 2017, and 7 in 2016.
Morgan Dewey is the communications director for advocacy organization End Rape on Campus. She says that reports of sexual assault have increased as schools started supporting survivors more.