Campus Violence - Campus Violence Many campuses across the...

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Campus Violence Many campuses across the country have become more and more dangerous throughout the years. Most people used to think that college campuses as peaceful societies that are protected from the problems of the real world. This view has diminished over the years with the count of campuses crimes growing almost every year. Many things can be talked about when bring up campus violence such as the rate at which it goes on, how much people even know about it, and also what is being done to prevent it. Some people probably do not know how much college crimes are committed. According to the Violent Victimization of College Students report from 1995 to 2001, college students ages 18 to 24 were victims to around 479,000 crimes such as rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. This fact is also off because only thirty-five percent of violence against students was reported to the police in the 1995 to 2001 period. Also around 20-25% of college women are projected to be the victims of attempted or completed rape during the college careers. And approximately 5% of completed and attempted rapes that were committed against students were reported to the police. So there are actually a lot more rapes or attempted rapes that were never reported due to people being afraid or other reasons. While most people would think that females would be mostly the victims of violence, it is actually false and males are twice as likely to be victims of overall violence as female students are. It the stats also show that 93% of crimes against students occurred off campus, and 15% of the crimes were on campus. Most of the off campus violence against students happens between 6 pm and 6 am. (5) But all of these are not exact because campus crime statistics have been found to be flawed due to so many people underreporting among victims. Some of the reasons that students gave for not reporting the
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crimes were they thought the crime was too minor, it was a person matter, and they said that sometimes it was not a clear crime so they did not report it. Campus violence also has consequences in many different ways. Violence against
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGLISH 100 taught by Professor Gustavo during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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