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UCR Releases Cleary Act Crime Statistics on its Web Site


UCR Releases Cleary Act Crime Statistics on its Web Site

(October 1, 2001)

The University of California, Riverside has released its annual report on security policies and the 1998-2000 crime statistics on the campus university police department’s web site at www.police.ucr.edu/securityreport/index.html.

The statistics indicate that UCR police received one report of a crime against a person in 2000, 10 reports in 1999, and three reports in 1998. Crimes against persons reported on campus during those years included forcible sex offenses and robbery.

Property crimes reported on campus such as burglary, vehicle theft and arson for that time period included 76 in 2000, higher than the previous year’s 39 reported offenses, or the 52 offenses reported in 1998.

Prepared in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the report considers five categories of crimes against persons (murder/non-negligent manslaughter, forcible sex offenses, non-forcible sex offenses, aggravated assault and robbery) and three against property (arson, burglary and motor vehicle theft).

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report statements of security policy and statistics for the specified crimes reported for defined locations on and near a college’s campus, the school’s other properties and properties of registered student organizations. Universities and colleges report the information to the U.S. Department of Education and must also make the information and annual statistics available to current and prospective students, employees and others by Oct. 1 of the following year.

The Clery Act requires that offenses be reported according to four locations:

· Student residences on campus;

· Other campus buildings or properties;

· Non-campus buildings or properties, including those owned, controlled or leased by the university or recognized student organizations, such as fraternities;

· And public property adjacent to and readily accessible from the campus, such as parks, sidewalks, streets and public parking facilities.

UCR’s web page categorizes offenses as those occurring on campus and reported to UCR police, those occurring in residence halls and reported to UCR police, those that are unverified and reported to other campus officials, those occurring in non-campus buildings and reported to other police agencies, and those occurring off-campus and reported to UCR police.

No crimes against persons were reported at off-campus facilities owned or controlled by UCR or its registered student organizations in 2000 or 1999. There were reports of two crimes against persons in 1998. Property crimes in those areas included 33 reports in 2000, and 55 reports in 1999 and 1998.

On public property adjacent to the Riverside campus, there were no crimes reported in 2000, a vehicle theft and robbery reported in 1999, and one vehicle theft reported to UCR police in 1998.

The Clery Act statistics are compiled under significantly different reporting requirements than those reported by the campus each year to the FBI and made public in the spring. The reports differ in their standards for verifying that an offense occurred, definitions of crimes, locations covered and other reporting requirements. It is not possible, therefore, to make comparisons between Clery Act and FBI statistics.

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