Stony Brook University has seen a rise in reported sexual assaults from 2010 to 2012, according to a report released by police. The Long Island campus had 17 reported sexual assaults in 2012 up from 12 in 2011 and seven in 2011.
In actuality, the numbers are far greater as rape and sexual assault are crimes that are often unreported. Statistics show that as many as 1 in 5 women will be the victim of a sexual assault during her college career.
Some helpful articles if you suspect or know your son or daughter was
- What to Do after Learning Your Child was Sexually Assaulted at College
- How to Protect Your College Child from Sexual Assaut--5 Important Steps to Take
- My Daughter Was Sexually Assaulted at College—What Should I Do?
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