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Are college-age women who are enrolled in college more likely to say they were raped than college-age women who are not enrolled in college?

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College-age women who are not enrolled in college are about 50% more likely to say they were raped than women who are enrolled in college. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice published a study of rapes and sexual assaults of college-age females during 1995 to 2013. It found that during each year, an average of 0.2% of women enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or vocational school said they were raped. For college-age women not enrolled in school, the rate was 0.3%, or 50% higher than those who were enrolled. This study was based on data from the National Crime Victimization Survey, which is a nationally representative scientific survey of about 90,000 households and 160,000 people twice per year. Respondents are first interviewed in person and then via phone every 6 months for 3.5 years.

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