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Sex assault reports up at Boston-area campuses

New measures underway as total reaches 10-year high

Reports of sexual assaults on Boston-area college campuses have risen sharply over the past several years, according to a Globe review of federal statistics, shedding light locally on what victims’ advocates and President Obama have called a national epidemic with devastating effects.

Across 22 of the largest campuses in and around Boston, reports of “forcible sex offenses” rose by nearly 40 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to the most recent data supplied by colleges as required under the federal Clery Act.

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