While the number of victims seeking sexual assault services is rising, the Office of Justice Assistance reports that sexual assaults reported to law enforcement in Wisconsin dropped in 2009, with two counties, Iron and Buffalo, reporting zero sexual assault cases.
In this academic year, between 200,000 and 450,000 college students will be raped.
That’s what author Jessica Valenti and founder of the Feministing blog told a UW-Madison audience Thursday night. She calls it a “national epidemic,” and she blames what advocates call our rape culture.
At University of Wisconsin campuses, most victims do not report crimes. The statistics are inconsistent. And most rapists go free.