Sexual assault

Sarah Young made this Freedom of Information request to University of Dundee

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Dear University of Dundee,

Please can you tell me how many University of Dundee students reported to the university that they have been sexually assaulted or raped from the years 2012-2015?

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Young

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Alan Bell

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Information Compliance Officer

University of Dundee

Dundee DD1 4HN

The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC015096

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Dear Ms Young,

Thank you for your request for information from the University of Dundee. Having discussed your request with colleagues, they confirm that incidents on campus are reported to the police for appropriate action. Individuals seeking help are encouraged to contact the police so that incidents can be properly and appropriately investigated.

Incidents on campus are not classified according to the Scottish crime recording standards as decisions on classification are necessarily taken by the appropriate authorities. As such, the numbers of particular types of crime are not held by the University (per S.17 of FoI(S)A). However, such statistics may be available from Police Scotland -

Where the University is made aware of circumstances which have an impact upon any student’s status at the University, the outcome of any process will be recorded in the monitoring information on student discipline. Please see -

Finally, you may find it helpful to note that Student Services provide advice and guidance on sexual health and safety issues both online (eg and and on campus. I understand that the Students’ Association also provide extensive information on sexual health and safety on their premises.

I trust that this is helpful, but please feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Bell
Records Manager and
Information Compliance Officer

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The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC015096