Investigation of How Few Sex Assault Allegations Are Prosecuted

December 5, 2011

In the Chicago area, relatively few reports of sexual assault on campuses are prosecuted, The Chicago Tribune reported. The newspaper examined records from 16 local colleges and found that police investigated 109 reported sex crimes since fall 2005. Those investigations led to only 12 arrests and 5 convictions. While prosecutors blame lack of evidence for hindering arrests in some cases, some victims and some campus officials believe that solid cases were not taken seriously enough.


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