Colleges seeing increase in sex crimes, liquor and drug violations also up

A new report says there's an alarming new trend happening at colleges and universities all over the United States. Sex crimes are up more than 51% in the last decade.

The report released Tuesday by both the United States Department of Education and the Bureau of Justice Statistics says there were 3,330 forcible sex offenses in 2011.

Compare that with only 2,200 reported in 2001.

Along with sex offenses alcohol and drug offenses are also on the rise.

Drug violations nearly doubled while alcohol related violations are up nearly 52%.

There are some positive signs in the report though. Overall crime is down 27% at US colleges.

Crime numbers also dropped for elementary and middle schools. Students attending one of those schools are now 15% less likely to be involved in a crime.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments
Your Region News
West Valley Phoenix Metro Southeast Valley Northeast Valley Northern Arizona Central/Southern AZ