November 22, 2011

Report: Va campus sex crime arrests are rare

11-22-2011 Virginia:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A newspaper's analysis of sexual assaults on seven Virginia college campuses shows arrests and convictions are rare, in part because half the women who report attacks decline to pursue charges.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) reports that campus police at the seven schools investigated 62 reported sex crimes from 2008 through 2010, with just seven resulting in arrests and four in convictions. The rate of arrests and convictions for campus sex crimes is well below the national and state averages for reported sex crimes at large.

Campus police and prosecutors serving the Virginia localities where the colleges reside say 50% of victims either refused to cooperate with police or didn't want their assailants charged or prosecuted. ..Source..

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