In 2013, the number of sexual assaults reported on or near UT Austin’s campus increased only slightly—three more cases were reported than the year before. That’s according to preliminary numbers from UT’s Annual Security Report, which was released this week.
It's important to note that the numbers aren't likely to be an accurate representation of the number of actual assaults, since sexual assault is an historically underreported crime.
Last year's increase in sexual assault reports might not seem like a big one, but sources say next year’s report will be different.
UT couldn’t provide numbers for 2014, so far. But anecdotally, they say the university has seen an uptick in reports since January.