Just under 1 percent of Harvard undergraduates say they were raped during the last academic year, according to new College sexual assault statistics released by University Health Services (UHS) Friday.
The statistics, compiled from a survey of 905 undergraduates this past spring, also indicate that just over 2 percent of undergraduates say they experienced attempted rape in the last academic year.
UHS attempted to solicit information from 2,500 undergraduates and achieved a 36.2 percent return rate. Of the 905 students who returned their surveys, 53.2 percent were female and 46.8 percent were male.
The study, done in conjunction with the American College Health Association, is among the first of its kind. It includes statistics on mental health, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity and other areas, which have not yet been released.
Of the students surveyed, 0.8 percent said they had experienced involuntary sexual penetration--rape--in the past academic year. Zero percent of males and 1 percent of females answered yes to this question.
2.2 percent of students said they had experienced attempted involuntary sexual penetration--attempted rape--in the past academic year. One percent of males and 4 percent of
females answered yes to this question.
7.6 percent of students said they had experienced involuntary sexual touching within the last school year. Three percent of males and 11 percent of females answered yes to this question. (See table, this page.)
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