Wish I'd never read this thread, because it's so depressing. Ignorance is bliss!
But now I'm here, I may as well input- The incidents don't necessarily become public. I went to Reading in 2012, which was the first time I'd even been away from home without my parents, let alone first festival alone. On the first night,I was chatting to a couple of security guards, just asking how their shift was going.
They told me they wish they weren't there, as it was awful. They said 2 people had already died, and TWELVE people had been raped.
The festival had been open for only about 6 hours!
On the subject of Glastonbury, I have a few friends that work for a security company, who get put in at Glasto. Last year, one of them found 3 dead bodies, one of which was a suicide. He also had to deal with a fight, where someone pulled a knife on him.
Very sad, unfortunately.