Reports of rape nearly double at 2 universities in Oklahoma

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Crime statistics show that reports of sexual assault nearly doubled at Oklahoma’s two largest public universities from 2016 to 2018.

The Tulsa World reports that the statistics were released this week in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires institutions receiving public funds to release annual reports.

The University of Oklahoma reports that the school had 17 reported rapes on campus property last year, 10 in 2017 and nine in 2016.

Oklahoma State University’s Stillwater campus reports that there were 25 rapes in 2018, 13 in 2017 and seven in 2016.

Morgan Dewey is the communications director for advocacy organization End Rape on Campus. She says reports of sexual assault have increased as schools started supporting survivors more.

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