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Penn State Leads In Sexual Assault Cases

Arash Zandi |
June 30, 2014 | 8:53 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Penn State had 84 sexual assault cases from 2010-2012. (Wikimedia Commons)
Penn State had 84 sexual assault cases from 2010-2012. (Wikimedia Commons)
An analysis by the Washington Post into sexual assault on 1,570 college campuses revealed that Pennsylvania State University had the highest number of sexual assault cases of any U.S. university, reports The Daily Beast.

Penn State had 56 reported cases in 2012 alone, followed by 34 from the University of Michigan and 11 from Harvard University.

Gallaudet University has the highest rate of sexual assaults per capita at 11.39 cases per 1,000 students.

READ MORE: Special Report: Investigation Into Sexual Assault At USC

Penn State officials say that the data is skewed as former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky molested 10 boys between 2011 and 2012.

The school is one of 55 under investigation by the federal government for potentially violating Title IX and the Clery Act, with USC being one of those schools as well.

The full analysis of the universities can be found here.


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