Increase in reported sexual assaults at Stanford

Stanford University (AP Photo)

September 30, 2011 8:56:56 AM PDT
A new report finds there's been a sharp increase in the number of reported sexual assaults at Stanford University.

Our media partner the San Jose Mercury News reports: there were a total of 21 attacks reported to authorities last year that's up from 12 in 2009. Campus public safety officials say the statistic does not necessarily mean more sexual assaults are taking place. They say more people are now coming forward to report the crimes because of a campus wide push to address the importance of reporting sex crimes.