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REPORT: Sex Crimes Up At US Colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new federal report says sex crimes reported at American colleges and universities went up in the last decade even as overall campus crime decreased.

The report Tuesday from the Education Department says 3,330 forcible sex offenses on college campuses were reported in 2011, a 51 percent increase from the 2,200 reported in 2001. The number of crimes in every other category, such as burglary, declined during the same period.

The report primarily focuses on crime at elementary and high schools. It says the percentage of students who report being victims of a crime has gone down in the last decade.


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