Here’s a story from Palm Beach Florida appeared in the Sun Sentinel about College Assaults campuses throughout the country but specifically about Florida’s college campuses.
The article goes on to say “Few rapes have been reported on Florida’s college campuses. Sexual assault tends to be the most under-reported crime, often because victims are ‘afraid of the system’ or think no one will believe them”
Now colleges are under scrutiny to better investigate and more accurately document sexual assault, and to create an atmosphere where victims feel comfortable reporting it. Pressure is coming from the White House and internally from students who have become very vocal about the issue.
A high profile case involved the Heisman award winning quarterback who was associated with the sexual assault on campus.
A recent White House report estimated one in five women are sexually assaulted while in college, usually by someone they know, but only 12 percent report the incidents to law enforcement.
Last month, the federal government’s Office of Civil Rights launched an investigation of 55 universities nationwide, including FSU, for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. No other Florida school was on the list.
“You have to create a culture where students feel comfortable and safe to report situations like this.”
These are just other examples of how women can be assaulted anywhere anytime which is why we always suggest that they carry a self-defense product with them preferably one that’s on a keychain.
Female students on campus need to learn how to defend themselves and should carry a self-defense product to ensure their own personal safety and personal security on and off campus, such as one of our Streetwise Pepper Sprays with you at all times.
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