Every year, in accordance with federal regulations, AU Police Department releases a crime report, called the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of the Campus Security Police and and Campus Crime Statistics,” that includes data from the previous year, Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.
On Oct. 1, the report for 2016 was released. It includes the total numbers of crime reports for violent crimes, property crimes, fires and other campus violations, such as alcohol and drug abuse statistics, going back three years.
There were no reported sex crimes on campus in 2016, either on or off campus in AUPD’s jurisdiction, which includes campus and its immediate surrounding areas, as well as the flagship center.
There were no robberies or aggravated assaults in any of the previous three years, though burglaries were reported every year, all on campus.
In 2016, there were five reported burglaries, down from six in 2015 and 10 in 2016.
There were seven reported liquor violations on campus in 2016, up from four in 2015.
Also higher than in recent years, there were five reported drug violations last year, increased from four in 2015 and one in 2014.
In the previous three years, there were no fires involving injury or death on campus, and no fires were listed in the release.
The crime statistics report also includes in-depth descriptions of what constitutes certain crimes and violations, per state and federal laws as well as campus policies. Also included is contact information for reporting crimes anonymously through a third-party service that AU works with. The anonymous call center is staffed at all times every day of the year.
The report is published online and can be viewed any time at www.anderson.edu/security.