College dating studies
(2007) The majority of undetected college rapists are likely serial perpetrators, committing an average of 6 rapes each.(2002) 13% of women report being stalked during their time in college.(2007) Only 2-10% of rapes are false reports, a rate that does not exceed the false reporting rates of other crimes.(2011) More than 57% of college students who report experiencing dating violence report experiencing it while in college.(2011) Only 12% of college student survivors report the assault to police.Approximately 19% of women will be sexually assaulted during their time at college.(Study published in 2007) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s campus climate survey (which measures prevalence of and attitudes toward gender-based violence) found that 17% of female students had been assaulted while enrolled.(2014) 5-6% of men will experience sexual assault during college. (20) 90% of campus sexual assaults are committed by perpetrators that the survivor knows.
These statistics are provided to assist survivors, advocates, and researchers in accessing recent data around gender-based violence.Links are provided to the cited studies themselves, where they are publicly available, or to resources that provide citations for the relevant statistics.