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    Facts MatterDec 15, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    The “one in four women” statistic is now debunked. Last week the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a report showing the actual rate of female college students becoming victims of sexual assault is 6.1 per 1,000 students or 0.61%. For non-students, the rate of sexual assault is slightly higher at 7.6 per 1,000 people or 0.76%. So women are safer on campus than off.

    The DOJ data also shows that the likelihood of sexual assault on college campuses has been trending DOWNWARD across the board since 1997. Between 1997 and 2013, rape incidents have decreased 50% matching a general trend in decreasing violent crime.