As colleges and universities across Michigan use state grants to implement sexual assault prevention programs, campus crime reports give an indication of how frequently such incidents are reported to authorities.
The Clery Act requires colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs must annually disclose campus crime statistics.
To see the Clery report for on-campus criminal offenses for 2014 use the searchable database below. The main results page shows incidents of rape and fondling, but you can click on the details icon to see other offenses as well.
Experts say Clery statistics don’t paint a full picture of sexual assault on campus.
A new report by the American Association of University Women found that 91 percent of colleges – a figure that includes community colleges and non-residential commuter campuses – reported no incidents of rape in 2014, a figure the report says requires “additional scrutiny.”
“Schools that report zero rapes have work to do and require additional scrutiny,” the AAUW report said. “When campuses report zero incidents of rape, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, it simply does not square with research, campus climate surveys, and widespread experiences reported by students.”