GLASGOW | Crime Reports Should Always Have Race Descriptions

You could go back to any time period and narrow in on the same conclusion: The people are living in uncertain and dangerous times. The COVID-19 pandemic has left us questioning our safety more than ever; violent crimes continue to remain elevated compared to 2019. In analyzing crime in the context of college campuses, there can be immeasurable effects in battling crime in the nation and the world as a whole.

A contentious 2015 Wall Street Journal article titled “More than 1 in 5 female undergrads at top schools suffer sexual attacks” analyzed responses from AAU annual climate survey on sexual assault and misconduct. It had found a correlation between top schools and sexual assault. Similarly, Professors Wiersma-Mosley and Jozkowski published an indelible 2019 report concerning Sexual Violence among Universities with the NCAA Division I Athletic programs in the National Library of Medicine. Their findings, while expansive, had found that “Ivy League universities reported a significantly higher number of rape” and stalking as compared to all other conferences in their experimental football subdivision. 

The nation’s top schools cannot escape from the most vile aspects of human life. Even at Cornell, tucked away from the violence of cities and a school consistently ranked safer than most of its Ivy League counterparts, even in studies done by other Ivies, things can happen that bring people back into the real world.