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UNC-Wilmington the next to recite the rape-scare stats

Posted by Jon Sanders at 11:43 PM

It's getting so I'm tired of keeping track of them. But here they are again. This time they're in the UNCW Seahawk recited in all their earnest, furrowed-brow glory, as usual without the slightest hint of skepticism:


During a typical college year, 3 percent of female students experience rape or attempted rape. During their four years of college, one in every four female students will be sexually assaulted, according to the UNCW Police Web site. While women often feel they're safe on campus, the opportunity for disaster is always there.

Seriously, college journalists: Doesn't that statistic sound more than a bit extreme? Has one out of every four of your friends been raped? One out of every fourteen even?

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