In preparing the annual disclosure of crime statistics to the University community, information is obtained from the following sources:
A written request, with an accompanying background packet, is sent to all sources. At the University, these include a senior Dean for each college, Student Affairs and Athletics leaders, as well as other Directors or Department heads. Data is compiled and reported in "Think Safe", which is published and distributed by Security on behalf of the University. The full contents are available in paper and electronic form.
A brochure copy of "Think Safe" is given to enrolled students and current employees on an annual basis. Additional copies are available to any interested party upon request.
The statistics in this brochure are categorized in accordance
with the guidelines in the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook
or as provided, otherwise, by the federal Jeanne B, Clery Act.
University Campuses, Residential Facilities (subset), Non-Campus
Buildings/Property, Public Property
Table #1 (.pdf file)
Crimes By University Campus
Table #2 (.pdf file)
The University received no reports of hate crimes reportable
under the Jeanne B. Clery Act. In addition to Clery Act requirements,
recent amendments (2003-2004) to the NYS LaValle Act require
reporting. No incidents of hate crime were reported in 2008, 2009 or 2010.
Starting with calendar year 2009 statistics, additional hate crime data must be collected and reported according to category of prejudice...
Larceny is defined as the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.
Simple Assault is defined as an unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration or loss of consciousness.
Intimidation is defined as unlawfully placing another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.
Vandalism is defined as willfully or maliciously destroying, injuring, disfiguring, or defacing any public or private property, real or personal, without the consent of the owner or person having custody or control by cutting, tearing, breaking, marking, painting, drawing, covering with filth, or any other such means as may be specified by local law.
Further, an institution can be the victim of the crime, e.g., graffiti in an elevator not directed toward a particular person or group. Federal guidelines call for us only to count an incident when there is evidence that the perpetrator was motivated to commit the crime based on his/her bias.
New York law has special provisions for crimes that are committed or attempted because of a victimÕs race, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or religion. More specifically, Section 485 of the New York Penal Law provides that:
Under the law a person commits a hate crime when he or she commits a specified offense and either:
(a) intentionally selects the person against whom the offense is committed or intended to be committed in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct, or
(b) intentionally commits the act or acts constituting the offense in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct.
The law defines a "specified offense" to include many crimes defined under the Penal Law, including but not limited to murder, rape, sexual assaults, menacing and reckless endangerment. Attempt or conspiracy to commit these offenses may also constitute a hate crime. In general, classification as a hate crime increases the possible sentence that would be imposed on the specified offense if it did not otherwise meet the definition of a hate crime.
For the full text of Section 485 of the New York Penal Law, which defines special offenses and provides sentencing information, see Section 485 of the New York State Penal Law.
FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) definitions are used for classifying report types for annual report disclosure of general crime categories.
Arson - Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.
Criminal Homicide-Manslaughter by Negligence - The killing of another person through gross negligence.
Criminal Homicide-Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter - The willful (nonnegligent) killing of one human being by another.
Robbery - The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Aggravated Assault - An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury, accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. (It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)
Burglary - The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. This definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Motor Vehicle Theft - The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle, including all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned, including joyriding.
Weapon Law Violations - The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses
Drug Abuse Violations - Violations of State and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs.
Liquor Law Violations - The violation of laws or ordinances relating to the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)
National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) definitions are used for classifying report types for annual report disclosure of sex crime categories.
Sex Offenses-Forcible - Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
A. Forcible Rape - The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).
B. Forcible Sodomy - Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
C. Sexual Assault With An Object - The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
D. Forcible Fondling - The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or, not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
Sex Offenses-Nonforcible - Unlawful, nonforcible sexual intercourse.
A. Incest - Nonforcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
B. Statutory Rape - Nonforcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
Clery Reportable Hate Crimes - Any of the above criminal offenses "that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability" are reportable as hate crimes. In addition to these, larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, destruction, damage, or vandalism of property, and any other offense that results in some level of bodily injury is counted as a hate crime.
Campus police, security, and others identified as the recipients of crime reports.
Officials with significant responsibility for student and campus
° student housing and student centers
° student discipline and judicial proceedings
° team sports and recognized clubs
Includes student RAs, security monitor
Does not include:
° Pastoral counselors when acting in the capacity of a counselor
° Licensed professional counselors when acting in the capacity of a counselor
° Campus health center physicians
° Faculty who do not advise student groups
° Clerical and support staff
Last modified: Friday, 30-Sep-2011 14:01:23 EDT