The annual security report is produced by the Security Office. The Security Office’s primary goal is to provide safety to the campus and to keep the campus community informed of crime incidents. The Office maintains a computerized tracking system for statistical records of incident reported to campus security of incidents reported. Statistics are also gathered from UHC Office of Student Affairs as well as local law enforcement agencies. These incidents can occur both on campus at University owned or controlled building outside the campus boundaries. A police report need not be made for crime incidents to be included in annual statistics. A printed copy of this annual report of incidents is available by contacting the Security Office. UHC hires additional security officers’ support through a local security agency to patrol the campus building and surrounding external campus on evenings and nights. Security officers in uniform drive the marked vehicle to patrol during the fall, spring and summer semesters. These officers supplement the Security Office whose job it is to patrol the campus and the immediate perimeter of the campus. Guns are not allowed on campus. By law, no guns are permitted within 1,000 feet of campus, except in constitutionally and statutorily protected areas and/or in possession of commissioned law enforcement officers.
Continual efforts are made to inform the UHC community of matters that affect their personal safety and well-being. Regular reports regarding current problems and reported crimes are published on the UHC Department of Public Safety website at http://uhcno.edu/services-and-resources/campus_security/. The UHC Police Department, in conjunction with the Department of Residential Life and the Division of Student Affairs offers programs on personal safety, security of property, crisis intervention and crime prevention. Students and parents are also provided with public safety information during orientation programs.
Reports of these certain Clery Act crimes are calculated per Clery requirements. When counting multiple offenses, UHC uses the FBI’s UCR Hierarchy Rule. This rule requires that only the most serious offense is counted when more than one offense was committed during a single incident, or when a single offense could fall under the definition of more than one crime. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. Hate crimes, arrests and referrals for drug/liquor/weapons violations, and the crimes of arson, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking do not fall under the Hierarchy Rule are counted along with the most serious crime committed in situations where more than one Clery crime has occurred in a given incident. Additionally, if a murder and a sex offense are committed during the same incident, both are counted. If an incident occurs in University Housing properties, it is counted twice: once in the “On Campus” section and once in the“Residential Facilities” section.
Additionally, with the passing of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013, the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking were added to the list of crimes that UHC is required to collect statistics for and report beginning in 2014. In 2014, the definition of “rape” in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Summary Reporting System was also revised to reflect the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) updated definition, which encompasses the categories of rape, sodomy, and sexual assault with an object that are used in the UCR National IncidentBased Reporting System. The updated definition of rape is used for Clery purposes in this report.
Lastly, the Clery Act allows for sworn or commissioned law enforcement personnel to make a formal determination that a crime report is “unfounded” if, after investigation, the report is deemed to be false or baseless. If a report is determined to be unfounded, it will not be included in the statistical disclosure of crimes reported to have occurred on UHC’s Clery geography. However, unfounded reports are tallied and disclosed in a separate column from the other statistics.
The UHC Police Department has reported crime statistics to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Crime Information Center since 1977. University police blotters and arrest reports are available to the media daily and formal press releases are issued to address serious or unique problems which may arise on campus. The University believes that an informed public is a safer public. For more information on the UHC Police Department, visit our web site at www.UHC.edu/police. The following UHC statistics, in compliance with the 1998 provisions of the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act (Jeanne Clery Act), are provided for your information.
Click the following link for the CRIME STATISTICS
NOTE: The “On Campus” category includes numbers from the “Residential Facilities” category.