Thursday, March 23, 2023

Crime: Rape reported on campus


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On September 3, the Middle Tennessee State University Police were made aware of a rape that occurred on campus within the first two weeks of class.

According to the MTPD media log, the victim did not wish to file a police report.

No further details regarding the case are expected.

According to the 2018 Annual Security Report from the MTPD, there were six reported rapes on campus in 2017- double the amount reported in 2016, and all within student residences.

According to a previous report from Sidelines, significant differences in 2016’s and 2017’s statistics from this report are as follows:

  • On-campus reported rapes doubled from three reports in 2016 to six in 2017. According to the report, all of the rapes in 2016 and 2017 occurred at student residences, which are also classified in the report as “on campus.”
  • On-campus domestic violence has increased from 2016 to 2017. Seven on-campus incidents were reported in 2016, and 19 on-campus incidents were reported in 2017.
  • There were no reported aggravated assaults in 2016. In 2017, however, there were four reported aggravated assaults, one of which was found baseless. Two of these assaults occurred at student residences and another was on public property.
  • There have been zero reports of murder, negligent manslaughter and arson in the time frame of this report.
  • There have also been zero reports of statutory rape in the time frame of this report.
Graphic courtesy of MTSU 2018 Annual Security Report

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