Sex on college campuses
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The following was originally published in May 2009.
“In San Diego, there are 47 registered sex offenders within a two-mile radius of San Diego State University and five within two miles of the University of California San Diego.
Sixty offenders live within a mile of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
“The best years of your life,” is how another student put it.
“Fun takes priority over sleep and rest,” she insisted, forgetting to mention studying altogether.
Within a two-mile radius of Jacksonville University in Florida are 93 paroled sex offenders.” Campus Shootings Readers will scarcely need reminding that shootings take place on college campuses, but the following map may help illustrate the number of shootings that have taken place in addition to Virginia Tech and NIU: View Larger Map Could Students Use Guns in Self-Defense Successfully?
While crime on a campus may be rarer than in the rest of America, it still happens.
Neither police (unless they happen to be within screaming range) nor cameras nor text alerts can protect you from an armed thug bent on taking your possessions or your dignity by force.
Because some statistics are provided by non-police authorities, the data are not directly comparable to data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting System which only collects statistics from police authorities.
The site contains a glossary that provides definitions for the various crime and geographic categories presented in the reports.