This is GREAT news! Two of the researchers who conducted the infamous study revealed back in 2014 that the stat is misinterpreted, misrepresented, misunderstood, distorted, and inaccurate. Broader studies have since concluded that college age women are among the safest of any demographic in our country. THIS IS GOOD NEWS as it means women and girls are not in as much danger as some would like you to believe. Granted that whatever the actual figure is, is still way too high, and we must do everything in our power to prevent and eliminate as many assaults as possible. But why do people get angry at me for pointing out the former? Why is it A BAD thing that this stat is wrong? It means less assault! Genuinely confused.