Dating safety tips for college students
In 2013, the Clery Act was expanded to include provisions for all sexual violence and violence against women in the Campus Sa VE Act.
Additionally, the Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act now includes provisions to offer additional rights and protections to survivors of domestic violence.
As a member of the online community, students need to keep security tools up-to-date and use good judgment when engaging in online activity.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is receiving more reports than ever, topping three million this past year.
Of the reported on-campus crimes in 2013-2014, the most common were burglary (14,004 in 2014 down from 15,915 reported in 2013), forcible sex offenses (5,101 reported in 2013), and rape (4,464 reported in '14).
It is unclear whether the increased prevalence of reported sex crimes on-campus stems from an increase in incidents or from students reporting the crime more often, possibly due to sexual assault awareness campaigns.
Enacted in 1990, the Clery Act is a preventative measure designed to increase awareness of campus-based crime.
Jeanne Clery was the victim of a brutal rape and murder at Lehigh University in 1986.
It is important to remember that this data only includes reports of crimes, and not the corresponding prosecution.
As mobile devices, computers, and online tools have become more common, the threat of internet crime has evolved alongside.
Digital crime affects not only the individual, but also the greater community, a point made clear by the increasing frequency and scope of massive data breaches.
This surge in reporting has helped IC3 better recognize new digital crime trends and provide more effective defenses.
The most prevalent online crimes reported to the FBI were auto fraud, government impersonation, extortion, real estate fraud, and confidence fraud.