LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) – A newly released report says the number of forcible sex offenses reported on the University of Kansas campus has gone up for a second straight year.
The university’s Clery Act Annual Security Report released Oct. 1 says there were 24 forcible sex offenses reported on campus in 2014. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that’s up from 13 reported offenses in 2013, and three reported in 2012.
Capt. James Anguiano with the university’s Office of Public Safety says the increase in reported offenses doesn’t necessarily mean it’s happening more often, but rather that more incidents are being reported.
The Clery Act requires universities to release data on crimes reported on or near campus.