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Data: Majority of reported sexual assaults at NC State occurred on campus

Posted July 26

Three incidents of sexual assault at North Carolina State University were reported to campus police on Sunday. Officials said the three incidents allegedly took place on Friday at Wolf Village, one of the university's on-campus housing options.

Wolf Village is located at the intersection of Western Boulevard and Gorman Street at 2730 Wolf Village Way. All three incidents are alleged to have been committed at a party by male students who the female students knew. The incidents are under investigation.

Because of the investigation, WRAL News requested information about the number of sexual assaults on the campus from the United States Board of Education. The data spanned from 2013 to 2015: Four forcible sex offenses were reported on campus in 2013, four in 2014 and 9 in 2015.

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Two of the four forcible sex offenses in 2013, two of the three reported rapes in 2014 and seven of the nine in 2015 occurred in campus housing.

Incident reports from Friday night show one incident is being investigated as sexual battery, the second as second-degree rape and the third as second-degree forcible rape that occurred after the victim was given alcohol.

Police Chief Jack Moorman said this week he can’t remember within his tenure investigating multiple sexual assaults in the same place in one night.

Since news of the incidents broke over the weekend, a number of students say it's upsetting, and want to see the university follow through in the investigation.

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  • Shannon Robbins Jul 27, 1:28 p.m.
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    The headline is unnecessary. Where are the majority of students? On campus. Where would you most likely find students a majority of the time? On campus, in or around the residence halls. The data is really meaningless to the recent reports of assaults and is just a published story for the sake of a published story. I often wonder what someone like Walter Cronkite would have to say about the media - especially online stories - these days. Journalism is no longer honorable and stories are no longer investigated and researched with integrity.

  • Jeffrey Derry Jul 27, 1:27 p.m.
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    #ncstate has a big crime problem going on years now.....

  • Pete Knowles Jul 27, 12:33 p.m.
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    I'm glad you see it that way, Henry, but you're categorically wrong. Off campus housing, such as the complex on Hillsborough St. between Raleigh and Cary is patrolled by NC State Campus Police, thus making it an entity of the college campus.

  • Henry Cooper Jul 27, 8:46 a.m.
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    If it is owned by NC State then it is part of campus if not then it is not. The campus is not contiguous (I.E. Centennial Campus). The housing that is directed to students but not owned by the college are just like an apt in N Raleigh. It is not considered campus in any way because of liability and maintenance the state would have to assume.

    I just don't think the statement is a good representation. If a NC State student get sexually assaulted by a non student off campus then why tie that to the college?

  • Pete Knowles Jul 27, 7:01 a.m.
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    Henry, there are other places associated with NC State, such as off campus housing
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  • Henry Cooper Jul 26, 8:39 p.m.
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    Does anyone see an issue with the headline.

    How else would that happen at NC State unless they were on campus. If happened off campus it did not happen at NC State most would surmise.