Clery Report Shows Increase in Sex Crimes at Coastal Carolina University

Clery Report Shows Increase in Sex Crimes at Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University's Clery Report shows an increase in on-campus forcible sexual offenses reports as well as on-campus dating violence incidents reports.

Coastal Carolina University has seen an increase in sex crimes over the last three years, according to its Campus Safety and Security Report.

The report, which was released in compliance with the Clery Act, lists crimes that occurred in reportable areas during 2016-2018.

In 2018, the campus reported 21 on-campus forcible sexual offenses and nine reports of on-campus dating violence incidents.

There were 17 and 13 reports of on-campus forcible sexual offenses in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

There were three reports of on-campus dating violence incidents in 2016 and seven in 2017.

CCU released a statement saying the report is "not a reflection of high crime rates on the CCU campus, but rather the University's commitment to reporting and solving crime."

The statement went on to clarify that a reported incident does not “necessarily mean that a crime occurred or that arrests or convictions resulted.”

The university said it will continue to implement innovative strategies to safeguard the campus.


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