1 in 5 Women are Raped in College

When we send our kids to college we think that they’re safe because they’re there to get a good education for a better quality of life. Yet, there are so many dangerous things that they are exposed to everyday. According to research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, they found that one in 5 women are victims of rape during or immediately after their freshman year.

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They surveyed a large private university in the northeast where 1 in 5 women ages 18 through 21 were being victims of attempted or forcible rape before, during, or immediately after their freshman year. A quarter said that drugs or alcohol were a factor in their vulnerability.