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Sexual assault reports triple at University of Wyoming

May 9, 2014 - The Associated Press

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming Police Chief Mike Samp says his department received 15 reports of sexual assault last year.

That is up from just five in 2012 and seven in 2011.

Samp told the UW Board of Trustees on Thursday that he attributes the increase to UW's efforts to encourage reporting of sexual misconduct.

He says he expects such reports to continue to increase.

Samp noted that UW has increased its sexual assault education and support for students as well as prevention efforts.

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