University publishes report on security

By MEAGAN PEOPLES | October 4, 2018

The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report was released in an email to the student body on Sept. 28. The University is required to prepare and disclose this report each year in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires universities receiving federal financial aid to maintain and disclose crime statistics. 

The report contains statistics for crimes that occur on campus, around certain off-campus buildings controlled by the University, around officially recognized student organizations and on public property near the campus. The report details incidents that have occurred in the past three years, instructions on how to report a crime and different resources available to students. 

The report included sections about the specific crime statistics for the Homewood Campus, the Peabody Campus, the East Baltimore Campus, the Harbor East Campus, the Columbia Center, the Montgomery County Campus, the Applied Physics Lab, the Washington Centers, the School of Advanced International Studies Bologna Center, the Hopkins Nanjing Center, the Bayview Medical Center, the Hopkins Public Policy Center and the Public Policy Center in Barcelona.

There was a reported 31 percent decrease in referrals for disciplinary action for liquor-law violations on Homewood Campus. These violations include the possession of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21, as well as instances of persons over the age of 21 giving or selling alcohol to someone who is underage. 

The total number of reported burglaries, aggravated assaults, rapes, arrests for drug law violations, stalking incidences, fondling cases, arsons and cases of domestic violence on Homewood Campus increased from last year. However, the total number of reported motor vehicle thefts and referrals for disciplinary action for liquor-law and drug law violations decreased on Homewood Campus. The rest of the statistics did not change from previous years. 

The number of reported rapes on Homewood Campus increased from 6 to 11 from 2016 to 2017. The report noted that the Counseling Center received an additional 101 confidential reports, which may have occurred within or outside the area detailed in the Clery Report. In 2016, there were only 36 confidential reports. 

There were no reported hate crimes between 2015 and 2017. 

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