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  • Justice department numbers paint different picture of sexual assault

    NPR - 12/11/2014

    For all the recent focus on campus sexual assault, new federal numbers show the risk on campuses is still lower than it is for non-students. And the report casts some doubt on a statistic we’ve heard a lot – that 1 in 5 college students are raped or sexually assaulted.

    JAMES FOX: That statistic we hear over and over and over again – that number has to be taken not just of with a grain of salt, but perhaps the entire saltshaker. And now the Bureau of Justice Statistics has cast even greater doubt.

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