Students sue Howard University after librarian’s conviction for assault and sexual abuse

Last Monday, five female Howard University students filed suit against the university in the United States Court for the District of Columbia, claiming that the school did not do enough to protect them from sexual abuse by one… Read More

Prefrosh Preview: Crime news you can use

Georgetown campus and neighborhood are relatively safe, but crime isn’t unknown: 820 property crimes and 83 violent incidents occurred last year, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The island of misfit laptops The most common type of crime… Read More

New law to increase sexual assault reporting requirements

On April 14, Senators Robert Casey (D-PA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced legislation to broaden the array of relationship and sexual crimes that colleges must report to the federal government under the Clery Act. Under the Campus Sexual Violence… Read More

Female student sexually assaulted on 35th Street

At 2 a.m. Saturday, a student on the 1300 block of 35th Street was sexually assaulted by an unknown man. According to a Department of Public Safety alert, the assault occurred while the woman was looking for her… Read More

Sexual assault numbers rise in Georgetown area in 2010

The Georgetown neighborhood and surrounding areas had the second highest number of reported serious sexual assaults in 2010, according to a recent report by The Examiner. Overall, the District had a 46 percent increase in the amount of… Read More

Campus Crime Watch: Six laptop thefts in the past week

View Campus Crime Watch: October 19-26 in a larger map Drug violations—and the ensuing arrests—took a prominent position in this week’s news coverage. However, theft remains the most prevalent type of crime on campus. Six reported incidents of… Read More

Sexual assaulter arrested in Burleith

After responding to a call early yesterday morning, Metropolitan Police Department officers apprehended James Arthur Bush for sexually assaulting a woman on the sidewalk of the 2000 block of Wisconsin Avenue. The 26 year-old female victim “resisted her… Read More

Georgetown offers rape defense classes free to female campus community

It’s no secret that sexual assault is a serious issue for the Georgetown and surrounding communities. Last fall, the Department of Public Safety launched the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Program. The program is a self-defense course totaling twelve… Read More

Police report reveals that MPD, DPS misrepresented Sunday’s sexual assault

Vox has obtained a Metropolitan Police Department report that shows that both MPD Lieutenant John Hedgecock and the Department of Public Safety misrepresented the nature of Sunday’s sexual assault in Burleith. According to the report, the victim woke… Read More

Prefro … er, Frosh Preview: Crime news you can use

Just like last year, Vox has compiled a guide to “news you can use”, or in other words, an excessively comprehensive review of last year’s important news stories. Today, we cover the crime issues that made headlines. Sexual… Read More