In 2018, UA Police Department officers saw an 18.9% decrease in drug-related arrests, while disciplinary referrals for drug-related offenses increased by 204%, according to the annual Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Report released to students Sept. 27.

The Clery Report includes statistics for the past three years concerning crimes reported on campus, on UA-owned property off campus and on public property accessible or adjacent to campus, according to the UA Police Department. The report categorizes crimes by criminal offenses, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action.

The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security issues like alcohol and drug use, crime prevention and the reporting of crimes and sexual assault, according to UAPD.

UA police arrested 73 students for drug possession, an 18.9% decrease from 2017 and a 38.1% increase from 2016, according to the Clery report.

Thirty-six of the drug-related arrests were in on-campus residential facilities.

Officers gave 76 students judicial referrals for drug law violations, a 204% increase from 2017 and an 81% increase from 2016, according to the report.

Of the 76 students who received judicial referrals, 66 were in on-campus residential facilities.

Students who receive violations without arrest files are referred to the Office of Student Standards and Conduct.

The referral process does not involve campus police, UAPD Capt. Gary Crain said. 

Non-law-enforcement individuals, such as Resident Assistants, can refer students to the judicial board if they encounter students violating university policies, but they cannot make arrests, Crain said.

In 2018, UA police officers arrested 56 students for alcohol possession, a 29.1% decrease from 2017 and a 51.3% decrease from 2016, according to the Clery report.

Thirty-one of the alcohol-related arrests were in on-campus residential facilities.

Officers gave 570 students judicial referrals for liquor law violations, a 2.3% decrease from 2017 and a 48.4% increase from 2016, according to the report.

Of the 570 students who received judicial referrals, 560 were in on-campus residential facilities.

Reports of motor vehicle theft increased 22.6% from 2017 and 80.6% from 2016. 

Sixty-five people reported to UAPD in 2018 that someone stole their motor vehicle, with 60 incidents on campus property, two incidents on non-campus property and three incidents on public property.

Rape reports increased by 22.2% from 2017 and 120% from 2016. Eleven students reported being raped in 2018, compared to nine students in 2017 and five students in 2016.

All rape reports in 2018 came from on-campus residential facilities.

Of the 11 rape reports in 2018, nine were recorded by Campus Security Authorities, according to the UAPD Daily Crime Log. CSA are UA faculty or staff who report information about crimes to UAPD for statistical purposes, but UAPD officers do not investigate these reports.

Other sex offenses included five incidents of fondling, compared to four incidents in 2017 and two incidents in 2016.

No statutory rape or incest was reported in 2016, 2017 or 2018.

VAWA offenses doubled from 2017 to 2018, with seven reports of domestic violence, two reports of dating violence and three reports of stalking.

Domestic violence increased from the five incidents reported in 2017, but decreased from the 15 incidents reported in 2016.

No hate crimes were reported in 2016, 2017 or 2018, according to the Clery data.

The Clery Report gets its name from 19-year-old Jeanne Clery, who was raped and murdered in her Lehigh University on-campus residence hall in 1986. 

The Clery Act of 1990, formerly the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, requires all universities that offer federal student financial aid to release an annual report detailing crime statistics over the past three years. 

The Clery Act was amended in 2008 when the Higher Education Act was signed by former president George W. Bush, and UAPD officers added eight safety and security requirements. RazALERT Emergency Notifications were a result of those changes, according to the Clery report.

Jeanne Clery’s parents lobbied Congress to enact the law when they discovered Lehigh students had not been notified about 38 on-campus violent crimes during the three years prior to Clery’s murder, according to the report.

Students can view the full details of past Clery reports on the UAPD website.

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