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Security report details new crime statistics

By BEN SCHWARTZ | September 19, 2013

The University posted its annual security report online on Monday morning, pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

To be officially published on Oct. 1 in accordance with federal regulation, the report details security policies and crime statistics for each of Hopkins’ 10 campuses and centers in the United States and abroad in Bologna, Italy and Nanjing, China.

The statistics include incidents reported on campus, in specific off-campus locations run by the University, and in public areas close to or contiguous with the campus or center.

Among the statistics reported are general criminal offenses including attempts, hate crimes, liquor, drug and weapon law violations and referrals for campus disciplinary action.

The last full year reported was 2012; the calendar years 2010 and 2011 were also included for reference and comparison.

On the Homewood Campus last year, eight “forcible sex offenses” were reported, five of which were in on-campus housing and three of which were recorded off-campus. Only one was reported in 2011, and none were recorded in 2010.

Also of note were five burglaries off-campus in and around Charles Village. That was a jump from one off-campus burglary in 2011 and two burglaries overall in 2010.

University officials reported in particular that there have been no hate crimes on the Homewood Campus in at least the past three years.

The reports shows that arrests for liquor and drug law violations are rare on and off-campus.

There have been no liquor law-related arrests in the past three years and only three drug-related arrests. However, two of those arrests occurred last year in the residential halls.

The report shows a distinct preference for handling alcohol and drug law violations within the University residential life system.

Referrals for campus disciplinary action are high in comparison to arrests.

There were 258 such referrals for alcohol-related incidents last year, down from 268 in 2011. As for drug-related violations, only 23 were recorded last year, down from 42 in 2011.

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