Campus Intimate Partner Violence Facts

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The state of New York published a comprehensive PDF on Intimate Partner Violence which stated that:

• “Nearly 80% of females reported at least one incident of physical or sexual aggression by the end of college.

• 42% of stalking incidences reported by college women were perpetrated by a current or former intimate partner.

• In the US, approximately 1 in 3 young women (estimates up to 35%) are victims of interpersonal violence.

• College students face unique obstacles when it comes to IPV, sexual assault, and stalking.

• Living on campus or away from home can make students feel trapped in their community and social peer group.

• College students might be more fearful of reporting if they were using drugs or alcohol.

• Avoiding harassment and stalking can be more difficult when a victim lives in the same residence hall or attend the same classes as their abuser.

• Campus policies and procedures about dating abuse can be unclear.

• Campus security and resident life staff may be unprepared to deal with dating abuse.”

This document goes a long way to explaining some of the disturbing statistics about campus sexual assaults.
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