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Reader’s Comment: Girls are safer at university than they realise


In response to Laura Perrins: Why The Times’s university ‘rape culture’ is fake news, Bik Byro wrote:

463 attacks per 700,000 female students is 0.066 per cent. If these occurred over 2 years then divide by 2 to get 0.033 per cent per year.

In other words, for a female student at university, your probability of an attack is roughly one in 3000 per year.

In 2012 (best stats I could find quickly on Google) there were 16,000 reports of rape and a further 22,000 reports of “sexual attack” making 38,000 total. Out of a UK population of 64 million, half say are female, that means in the general population, your probability of an attack is about one in 1000 per year.

Or in other words, if you are a female, you are THREE TIMES SAFER AT UNIVERSITY than you are in the population as a whole!

And you still think undergrads need sex education lessons?

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