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Annual public safety report shows decrease in rapes, increase in stalking

Annual public safety report shows decrease in rapes, increase in stalking

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

October 1, 2019

The university released their 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Sept. 30, showing a decrease in reported rapes and domestic violence incidents, while stalking and liquor law violations increased. The 2019 report includes information and crime statistics for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 calendar ...

Domestic violence awareness brings healing

Students and guests release rose petals into Reflection Lake during the Flowers on the Lake event at the University Thursday evening. The event was held to spread awareness for victims of domestic abuse within the community.

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017

When Randi Bass was six, her mother was married to a man who domestically abused her. She was constantly trying to leave him. When Bass’ mother finally left, that only led to grief. The man would speak of harming and even killing her entire family. There was no bluffing in his words. Bass...

Domestic violence awareness month approaches

Mason Blanford

September 7, 2014

Domestic abuse is an issue that's affected students both on and off USI's campus, but a challenge students often face is identifying the different types of abuse. USI's Yearly Incident Report for 2012 showed several incidents of sexual assault, including six forcible sex offenses. The year before h...

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