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Campus Safety and Security:
A Shared Responsibility
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A Report of the University of Pennsylvania
Division of Public Safety

 

Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act
Campus Crime Statistics for the University of Pennsylvania

The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, as amended,  requires the release of statistics for specified criminal incidents, arrests and disciplinary referrals on campus to all students and employees, and it requires that those statistics be available to prospective students and employees upon request. The Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1998 amended the Campus Security Act to require statistics for an expanded area beyond the campus. The new law requires these statistics to be shown in specific geographic categories. (Note that incidents shown in the On-Campus Residential category are also included in the statistics shown in the Campus category.) The following statistics are provided in compliance with the specific time periods, crime classifications, geographic categories and arrest data mandated by federal law.  *Note: The statistics in these categories are amended for 2000 and 2001.           

 

Campus Crime Report

January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2000


Campus

On-Campus Residential

Non-Campus

Public Property

Murder

0

0

0

0

Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses*

     Forcible

5

2

0

1

     Non-Forcible

0

0

0

0

Robbery

32

1

0

13

Aggravated Assault

7

0

0

4

Burglary

61

5

11

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

4

0

0

33

Arson

2

0

1

0

Liquor-Law Violations

     Arrests

28

1

1

0

     Disciplinary Referrals

23

20

0

0

Drug-Related Violations

     Arrests

1

0

0

3

     Disciplinary Referrals

17

17

1

0

Weapons Possession

     Arrests

1

0

0

4

     Disciplinary Referrals1

16

16

0

0

1 All of these referrals relate to three incidents involving airguns;
the possession or use of airguns is regulated by local ordinance.

 

Campus Crime Report

January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001


Campus

On-Campus Residential

Non-Campus

Public Property

Murder

0

0

0

0

Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses*

     Forcible

5

0

0

0

     Non-Forcible

0

0

0

0

Robbery

29

0

1

19

Aggravated Assault

9

0

0

1

Burglary

63

10

30

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

2

0

0

14

Arson

1

0

0

0

Liquor-Law Violations

     Arrests

32

11

0

0

     Disciplinary Referrals

10

9

0

4

Drug-Related Violations

     Arrests

3

0

0

3

     Disciplinary Referrals

7

17

0

0

Weapons Possession

     Arrests

2

0

1

4

     Disciplinary Referrals1

4

4

0

1

 

Campus Crime Report

January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002


Campus

On-Campus Residential

Non-Campus

Public Property

Murder

0

0

0

0

Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses

     Forcible

11

4

0

5

     Non-Forcible

0

0

0

0

Robbery

9

0

0

37

Aggravated Assault

7

1

0

6

Burglary

43

6

45

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

4

0

0

22

Arson

1

0

0

1

Liquor-Law Violations

     Arrests

1

0

0

7

     Disciplinary Referrals

16

13

0

6

Drug-Related Violations

     Arrests

0

0

0

6

     Disciplinary Referrals

9

9

0

0

Weapons Possession

     Arrests

0

0

0

5

     Disciplinary Referrals1

0

0

0

0

 

  • The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, as amended by the Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1998, defines Campus as "any building or property owned or controlled by an institution of higher education within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and property within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution and is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is used by students, and supports the institutional purposes, such as a food or other retail vendor." On-Campus Residential is a sub-category of Campus showing the number of on-campus incidents that occur "in dormitories or other residential facilities for students on campus." The new law defines Non-Campus Building or Property as "any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization recognized by the institution; and any building or property, other than a branch campus, owned or controlled by an institution of higher education that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is used by students, and is not within the same reasonable contiguous geographic area of the institution." It defines Public Property as "all public property that is within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution, such as a sidewalk, a street, other thoroughfare or parking facility, and is adjacent to a facility owned or controlled by the institution if the facility is used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to the institution's educational purposes."

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  • The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, as amended by the Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1998, requires the release of statistics by category of prejudice concerning the occurrence of hate crimes in the crime classifications listed above and for other crimes involving bodily injury to any person "in which the victim is selected because of the actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability of the victim." There were no hate crimes, as defined by applicable federal law, reported at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000, 2001 or 2002.
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