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School crime rates down in most every category — except sex crimes at colleges

Postsecondary institutions reported a 34 percent decline in crimes between 2001 and 2013, with decreases in every category except forcible sex crimes, which rose 120 percent over the same period.

It is not clear whether sex crimes are occurring more frequently or whether victims have become more willing to report them as advocates have helped raise public awareness about sexual assault and colleges’ duty to combat it.

The data is part of a wide-ranging report on safety in the nation’s K-12 schools and postsecondary institutions, covering issues including drug use, bullying, discipline and security measures.

The report, compiled from multiple federal data sources by the U.S. Education and Justice departments, shows improvements on many measures since the early 1990s.

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