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Cracking the Clery Report

Liquor-related arrests and disciplinary referrals remained among the highest crime numbers in 2012

By CECELIA ROEDER
Design Editor

In 1986, a 19-year-old named Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her campus housing hall at Lehigh University.

This crime shocked many, leading to more awareness and concern about crimes on college campuses. After outcry over a lack of disclosure among many schools across the country, the Clery Act was passed. This law requires that all

colleges and universities that receive financial aid to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses.

IU South Bend annually posts this information on October 1. The 2013 Annual Security Report for Indiana University South Bend includes data for the past three years. The Preface has compiled the results here.

Murder:

No murders have been reported on any of the IUSB campuses in the past three years.

Sex offenses:

This is divided into two categories by the 2013 Security Report, forcible and non-forcible. Forcible sexual offenses include sexual arts committed forcibly or against a person’s will or when a victim is incapable of giving consent. Nonforcible sex offenses include incest or statutory rape.

No non-forcible sex offenses were reported in the past three years. There was one off-campus forcible sex offense in 2011. This is down from two in both 2011 and 2010.

Theft:

There was only one robbery in 2012, as compared to none in 2011 and three in 2010.

There were nine total burglaries in 2012. Four were on-campus, four were in student housing, and one off campus. This is down from 12 total burglaries in 2011. There were only four burglaries in 2010.

There has been one motor vehicle theft each year since 2010.

One case of arson was reported for the first time on campus in 2012.

Assaults:

There were no aggravated assaults on campus in 2012. IUSB has not had aggravated assaults reported on campus since 2010. The 2013 Annual Security Report defines Assault as “an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.”

Arrests:

There were 58 arrests made at IUSB in 2012. The majority of the arrests came from liquor law violations; 30 on campus and 28 in campus. This is a slight increase from 53 arrests in 2011, and a jump from 2010, which only saw 11 arrests.

Liquor law violations are defined by the 2013 Security Report as “the violation of state or local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.” Disciplinary referrals were more common than arrests across the board.

Disciplinary referrals are defined by the 2013 Security report as the “referral of any person to any campus official who initiates a disciplinary action of which a record is kept and which may result in the imposition of a sanction.”

117 disciplinary referrals were handed out in 2012, with the majority also being liquor law violations. This is down slightly from 2011, with 121 referrals. In 2010, there were only 48 disciplinary referrals.

Hate Crimes:

There were no hate crimes on campus, which includes murder, sex offenses, robbery, assault, burglary, theft, arson, intimidation, or destruction of property caused by race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.

Elkhart Campus:

No crimes have been reported on the Elkhart Campus in 2012, 2011 or 2010.

The 2013 Annual Security Report for Indiana University South Bend can be found at http://protect.iu.edu/police/cleryreports/iusb.

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