Nine out of 10 universities and colleges reported no campus rapes in 2015, according to an analysis of federal data released Wednesday by the American Assn. of University Women.
But the association sharply questioned whether the 11,000 U.S. colleges included in the analysis were doing enough to encourage victims to report sexual violence.
“If these numbers were accurate there’d be cause for celebration, but we know for a fact they’re not,” Lisa M. Maatz, the association's vice president of government relations and advocacy, said in a statement. “These numbers don’t reflect campus climate surveys and academic research, let alone what we’ve heard from students themselves."