Report Released on Rape Cases on College Campuses

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The number of rapes at Tennessee colleges has been released in crime and safety reports required by federal law.

Colleges report crimes annually that happen on or near campus. Numbers released last week from several schools were reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel. Rapes reported at the University of Tennessee have risen the past three years.

At MTSU, the number of rape reports has gone down from 7 in 2015 to only 2 in 2016.


Reports at Vanderbilt University have decreased since 2014, after a woman accused four former football players of rape in 2013. A third former player was sentenced to prison in June over that case.

Rapes reported on campuses:


  • UT: 9 in 2014; 19 in 2015; 22 in 2016
  • Vanderbilt: 17 in 2014; 9 in 2015; 9 in 2016
  • Middle Tennessee State: 5 in 2014; 7 in 2015; 2 in 2016
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