Data released Tuesday by the Iowa Board of Regents shows sex offenses reported to campus police last year increased at two of the state’s public universities. Sex offenses reported to Iowa State University police rose from nine in 2012 to 13 in 2013, according to crime statistics released by the Regents.
There were just two reported sexual offenses at the University of Northern Iowa last year, up from one in 2012. The number of sex offenses reported to police at the University of Iowa dropped from eight in 2012 to four last year.
The release of the crime statistics follows a Regents meeting last week with U-I president Sally Mason regarding comments she made about sexual assaults on campus.