Fewer than half of elite universities in Britain are monitoring the extent of sexual violence against students.
Seven of the 24 Russell Group universities said they do not systematically record allegations of rapes, sexual assaults and sexual harassment, while a further seven record only some according to a series of freedom of information requests.
No, seriously, why should a university be keeping crime statistics?
Do we ask that a university keep stats on drunk and disorderly? Muggings? Robberies? Arson? Murder? Somewhere in that range is where all “sexual crimes” fall. From the drunken grope through to the rape. And ifr unis are not asked, nor expected, to keep the numbers on those other crimes, they rightly being a matter for the police, the CPS, the courts and the Home Office, then why are sexual crimes beng picked out as something different?