UConn says sex-assault survey shows students feel safe


STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn officials have released the results of a survey designed to measure the problem of sexual violence on its campuses and say it shows their students feel safe.

The anonymous survey of 6,000 random students was administered in November 2015 by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. About 1,500 students from Storrs and the regional campuses responded.

The school says 5.5 percent of those responding said they have been the victim of a sexual assault. Eighty-two percent of respondents said they feel safe and 77 percent indicated they know what sexual assault is and how to recognize it.

Officials say they are concerned that only 55 percent of respondents say they know how to report an incident of sexual assault or know the confidential resources available to sexual assault victims.

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