Sexual Assaults at Wyoming Remain High–but see Decrease in 2018
Written by jordanmckamey on June 27, 2019
There were 18 reports of sexual assault at the University of Wyoming in 2018–according to data from the school–a slight decrease from last year’s high of 21–reports the Casper Star-Tribune.
UW Police Department Chief Mike Samp said the 18 reports represent a “master list” of all reports, including those that were made anonymously and didn’t prompt a police investigation. Roughly a half dozen of them were investigated, he said.
The number of sexual assaults at UW has ticked upward in recent years, with 21 in 2017, 19 in 2016, 14 in 2015, nine in 2014 and 15 in 2013. But there appear to be fewer in residence halls: There were two reports in 2018, compared to six in 2017 and nine in 2016.
The number fluctuates somewhat — there were eight in 2013, for instance, and just one in 2014 — but Samp attributed the decline to the various groups in and around campus that–quote–“work very hard on education–regarding consent–regarding how alcohol influences sexual assault and certainly prevention.” End quote.