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Crime Statistics

In compliance with the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (formerly the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990), the following webpages contain reported crime statistics for Stanford University and its remote campuses over the last three calendar years. The statistics are presented in four categories. Weekly crime statistics are also made available to local newspapers.

The 2015 Safety, Security, and Fire Report, which presents data collectied for the calendar year 2014, includes crime statistics from updated categories and definitions provided by the re-authorizations of the Violence Against Women Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

Definition of Locations and Crime Categories

Campus: Statistics include the academic and research areas, all student / staff residences on campus, the Medical Center, and the academic reserve open space to the south of the main campus.
Dorm: statistics are a subset of the campus statistics and consist of all student residences, including the fraternity and sorority houses, and their immediately associated outside pedestrian areas.
Non-campus statistics consist of off-campus buildings and property owned or controlled by Stanford University, including, but not limited to, the Stanford Shopping Center and SLAC.
Public property statistics consist of streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities contiguous to, but not within, the campus. These statistics are provided voluntarily by surrounding agencies.
Crime Categories
Homicide: Murder / Non-negligent Manslaughter: The willful killing of one human being by another. Negligent Manslaughter: The killing of another person through gross negligence.
Sex Offenses: Any sexual act directed against another person without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent. These offenses are:
  • Rape: The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by the sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
  • Fondling: The touching of 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: Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
  • Statutory rape: Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. In California, the statutory age of consent is eighteen.
Dating Violence: Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the reporting party's statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship; Dating Violence is not limited to sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse.
Domestic Violence: A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of California, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the domestic or family violence laws of California.
Stalking: Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress.
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 is 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: Structures - the unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft. Vehicles - the unlawful entry into a locked vehicle with the intent to commit a felony or a theft.
Theft: Motor vehicles - the theft of a motor vehicle, including automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, golf carts and mopeds. Bicycles - the theft of any bicycle, regardless of value. May include bicycles taken during the commission of a burglary.
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, or personal property of another.
Hate Crimes: Any of the above listed crimes and any other crime involving bodily injury, theft, intimidation, assault or destruction/damage/vandalism reported to the police or to a campus security authority in which the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator's bias against the victim. For the purposes of the Clery Act, the categories of bias that may serve as the basis for a determination that a crime is a hate crime would include the victim's actual or perceived race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, and disability.
Arrest: A person (juveniles included) taken into custody (jail) or a citation issued for violation of liquor, drug or weapons laws (defined below).
Disciplinary Referral: 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. If both an arrest and disciplinary referral are made, only the arrest is counted.
Liquor Laws: The violation of laws prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages. Driving under the influence and drunkenness violations are excluded.
Drug Laws: Violations of laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbituates, Benzedrine).
Weapons Laws: The violation of laws prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, knives, explosives, or other deadly weapons.

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