Letters to the Editor

Letter: Sexual assaults

Regarding the Aug. 16 article on sexual assaults at Idaho colleges — one in five are assaulted? Do these people expect me to believe that a college campus is more than 10 times more dangerous than Detroit? (All violent crime there is at about a 2 percent rate.) If this often-used 20 percent rate at colleges were true, what parents would send their little girl to such a campus? DOJ stats say sexual assault rates for college are 6.1/1,000. That’s 0.6 percent. This college rape epidemic is just another in a long line of phony “national emergencies” pushed on a gullible public to advance an agenda.

Joseph Addonizio, Boise