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Study: 80% of college sexual assaults aren't reported to police

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The Department of Justice released the findings of a new study on Thursday that say 80 percent of rape and sexual assault cases that happen to college women aren't reported to police.

The results also show that non-students were victims more than twice as often as students were.

Roughly 70 percent of the crimes occurred at either the victim's home or the home of someone she knew.

The study tracked sexual assaults against women ages 18-24 from 1995 to 2013. It suggests that in 80 percent of assaults, the victim and perpetrator knew each other, and half were committed by friends or acquaintances.

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