- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The number of sexual assaults reported at the University of Wyoming has increased, which officials say may be because of increased access to information.

The Laramie Boomerang reports (https://bit.ly/20b6nhe ) that recently released Cleary Act reports show 14 sexual assaults were reported to campus security authorities in 2015, up from the nine reported in 2014.

UW Residence Life Associate Director Rian Rabideau says there are likely more assaults occurring than reported, but the increased number of reports is a positive sign of educational programs about reporting measures and how to get resources.

The Cleary Act reports show all crimes other than sexual assaults dropped from 2014 to 2015, with burglaries falling by more than half and alcohol or drug related crimes dropping from 250 in 2013 to 150 in 2015.

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Information from: Laramie Boomerang, https://www.laramieboomerang.com


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