This week, we have discussed a lot about campus safety. We’ve talked about on campus crime reports, universities’ plans to change safety policies, and we have also given out safety tips for college students to follow.
Now, it’s time to listen to college students and see how they feel about their personal safety.
Chegg, The Stubb Hub, recently conducted a survey to get insight on how college students feel about the occurrence of various safety issues.
Specifically, the survey captures how safe students feel on campus, if students believe their schools are prepared to prevent violence, and whether or not students believe the news media exaggerates safety issues.
Over 1,700 students took the survey last week and the data received is accurate at the 95% confidence level.
We found the following results to be the most significant:
When asked how well their school does at preventing sexual assaults on campus:
43% of female students believe their school IS NOT doing enough
32% of male students believe the same
41% of female students rank non-lethal assaults, including sexual assault, as a top concern on campus
25% of male students view it as a top concern
When asked about their concerns of property crime:
66% of male students rank property crimes as a top concern
48% of female students rank property crimes as a top concern
When asked about gun violence
45% of female students feel their school does not do enough to prevent gun violence
36% of males feel likewise
These results demonstrate the lack of confidence students have in regards to their personal safety on campus, and predominantly the lack of confidence college women have in terms of their safety.
College students should carry
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