Rape on college campuses may “have reached epidemic levels,” according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Researchers for the study conducted four surveys of a group of 483 first-year college women, asking about their sexual experiences.
“During their first year in college, one in seven women will have experienced incapacitated assault or rape and nearly one in 10 will have experienced forcible assault or rape,” the researchers wrote.
The study found that those who had previous experienced assault were more likely to be victimized again during college.
Researchers also noted that incapacitated rape was more common than forcible rape, which they said is consistent with previous research.
The full study is available for purchase HERE.