Data Set Penn State's Dickinson School of Law

Published on July 10th, 2014 | by Travis Korte


Sex Offenses on U.S. College Campuses

The Washington Post has released a data set of aggregate information about sex offenses on U.S. college campuses. The release contains information from every four-year college or university that had at least 1,000 students enrolled in 2012. The data, which was derived from U.S. Department of Education information, includes total sex offense figures for 2010, 2011, and 2012, along with the number of offenses reported per 1,000 students in 2012. Penn State University tallied the largest number of reported offenses, with 56 in 2012. Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., had the highest rate of reported offenses, with more than 11 per 1,000 students in 2012. More analysis and information on methodology can be found in an accompanying article.

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Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.

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