CLERY ACT REPORTABLE OFFENSES
The Campus Security Act of 1990 mandates that Colleges and Universities publish 3 consecutive years of crime statistics. These statistics must be published by October 1st of each year.
University Police compile and forward monthly incident-based crime reports to the Virginia State Police. The University also publishes the following statistics to keep its students and employees informed. The University maintains statistics in accordance with definitions used in the FBI’s uniform crime reporting system.
Sexual offender information is available upon request at the University Police Headquarters. Also you can access this information through the Virginia State Police web site.
Definitions of Reportable Crimes
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter – the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
Negligent Manslaughter – the killing of another person through gross negligence.
Sexual Assault (Sex Offenses) – any sexual act directed against another person, without consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
Rape – the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus, with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. This offense includes the rape of both males and females.
Fondling – the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
Incest – sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
Statutory Rape – sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
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. This type of assault usually involves a weapon or means likely to cause death or great bodily harm.
Burglary – the unlawful entry into a structure to commit a felony or theft and all attempts to commit the above mentioned.
Arson – maliciously burning or causing to be destroyed by burning any public or private property.
Motor Vehicle Theft – the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (This classification also includes “joyriding”).
Hate Crimes – crimes committed against a person which manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victims actual or perceived race, gender religion, ethnic/national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. For this report, the hate crime must have been for one of the criminal offenses listed in the report or any other crime involving bodily injury where the victim was intentionally selected because one of the above listed biases motivated the perpetrator.
Liquor Law Violations – violations of laws or ordinances prohibiting 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; dinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned activities. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition).
Drug Abuse Violations – violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing or manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs.
Weapon Law Violations – violations of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying of deadly weapons, concealed or openly, furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons and all attempts to commit any of the above.