Boston College reported nine rape offenses in 2020, according to the University’s Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report on Sept. 30, marking a decrease from the 23 reported offenses in 2019 and 19 reported offenses in 2018.
Twice as many rapes and four times as many fondlings per student were reported at Boston College than at the average of its competitor schools in 2018, according to data from campus safety reports.
In the wake of the Boston College’s Clery Act Crime statistics being released on Sept. 28, the administration has reiterated its support for students reporting any concerning incident to the BC Police Department, student affairs administrators, or the Dean of Students’ office.
In compliance with the Clery Act, the University’s report cites 39 instances of rape, with 34 of those crimes occurring in on-campus student housing.
On-campus liquor law violations for 2014 were adjusted from 889 to 1,113, and from 908 to 1,506 for 2015.
It was at the discretion of BCPD to assess the imminence of the danger, and it believed that it was not worthwhile to report.
Editor’s Note: It is come to our attention that there are multiple inaccuracies in the article on which this editorial is based. We are working on a correction and update, and will provide one as soon as possible. Several news outlets recently reported that a Boston College student was allegedly raped by an Uber driver…
The increase is expected as BC focuses its efforts on education and resources for survivors to report.