A recent report by the University of Kansas in the United States, titled “The Campus Rape Epidemic,” detailed the rise of sexual assault on campuses nationwide, which have led to an increase in reported cases.
The university’s report, however, noted that “there are no definitive statistics on the number of students who report being sexually assaulted on a college or university campus.”
The university has since removed the “rape epidemic” claim from its website.
“The campus rape epidemic is a very serious problem, but it is not an epidemic,” university president David Givens said in a statement.
“We are confident in our data and we do not want to use the word ‘epidemic.'”
As of November 9, the number one cause of reported sexual assaults on college campuses across the country had increased by nearly 5,000% to more than 13,000 incidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.