Reports of rape on campus up sharply |


Reports of rape on campus up sharply |

Reports of sexual assaults at Georgia college campuses nearly doubled over two years, according to a review of federal education data and law enforcement records by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Some campus officials attribute the sharp rise between 2010 and 2012 to better education and outreach, which encourages victims to seek help.

But even as reporting has climbed, prosecutions have not. No cases were prosecuted at the two colleges with the most reported offenses in 2012: Emory University and the University of Georgia.

That year, 127 rapes and other forced sexual assaults were reported at Georgia campuses, according to the most recent data reported to the U.S. Department of Education. By law, colleges must inform the federal agency of all reported sexual assaults, whether they were reported to police or agencies such as counseling services.

In 2011, 87 rapes were reported at Georgia colleges. In 2010, the figure was 67.

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