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Table 329.10. On-campus crimes, arrests, and referrals for disciplinary action at degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by location of incident, control and level of institution, and type of incident: Selected years, 2001 through 2015
Control and level of institution and type of incident Number of incidents
Total, in residence halls and at other locations 2015
2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total In resi- dence halls At other loca-tions
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
All institutions                                
Selected crimes against persons and property 41,596 43,064 43,555 42,710 44,492 41,829 40,296 34,054 32,097 30,407 29,766 27,236 26,889 27,481 13,771 13,710
Murder1 17 9 15 11 8 44 12 16 15 16 12 23 11 28 4 24
Negligent manslaughter2 2 1 0 2 0 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 2 0
Sex offenses--forcible3 2,201 2,595 2,667 2,674 2,670 2,694 2,639 2,544 2,927 3,375 4,015 4,977 6,764 7,970 5,787 2,183
Rape 4,435 5,097 4,216 881
Fondling 2,329 2,873 1,571 1,302
Sex offenses--nonforcible4 461 60 27 42 43 40 35 65 33 46 46 45 53 61 25 36
Robbery5 1,663 1,625 1,550 1,551 1,547 1,561 1,576 1,409 1,392 1,285 1,368 1,317 1,050 1,049 184 865
Aggravated assault6 2,947 2,832 2,721 2,656 2,817 2,604 2,495 2,327 2,221 2,239 2,423 2,044 2,054 2,254 800 1,454
Burglary7 26,904 28,639 29,480 29,256 31,260 29,488 28,737 23,083 21,335 19,472 18,183 15,232 13,451 12,298 6,671 5,627
Motor vehicle theft8 6,221 6,285 6,062 5,531 5,231 4,619 4,104 3,977 3,441 3,334 3,013 2,971 2,901 3,251 12 3,239
Arson9 1,180 1,018 1,033 987 916 776 695 633 732 639 705 627 603 568 286 282
                                 
Weapons-, drug-, and liquor-related arrests
      and referrals
                               
Arrests10 40,348 44,581 47,939 49,024 50,187 50,558 50,639 50,066 51,519 54,285 52,325 46,975 44,550 40,598 21,056 19,542
Illegal weapons possession 1,073 1,094 1,263 1,316 1,316 1,318 1,190 1,077 1,112 1,023 1,023 1,018 997 1,183 308 875
Drug law violations 11,854 12,467 12,775 13,707 13,952 14,135 15,146 15,871 18,589 20,729 21,212 19,799 19,180 19,423 10,017 9,406
Liquor law violations 27,421 31,020 33,901 34,001 34,919 35,105 34,303 33,118 31,818 32,533 30,090 26,158 24,373 19,992 10,731 9,261
Referrals for disciplinary action10 155,201 184,915 196,775 202,816 218,040 216,600 217,526 220,987 230,269 249,694 251,402 244,985 253,607 242,130 220,920 21,210
Illegal weapons possession 1,277 1,566 1,799 1,882 1,871 1,658 1,455 1,275 1,314 1,282 1,404 1,410 1,430 1,411 979 432
Drug law violations 23,900 25,753 25,762 25,356 27,251 28,476 32,469 36,344 42,022 51,562 53,959 53,439 56,647 56,038 48,401 7,637
Liquor law violations 130,024 157,596 169,214 175,578 188,918 186,466 183,602 183,368 186,933 196,850 196,039 190,136 195,530 184,681 171,540 13,141
                                 
Public 4-year                                
Selected crimes against persons and property 18,710 19,789 19,984 19,582 20,648 19,579 18,695 15,975 15,503 14,675 14,510 13,127 13,347 13,527 6,579 6,948
Murder1 9 5 8 4 5 42 9 8 9 10 7 10 3 13 3 10
Negligent manslaughter2 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
Sex offenses--forcible3 1,245 1,358 1,482 1,398 1,400 1,425 1,317 1,214 1,461 1,638 1,973 2,264 3,211 3,928 2,814 1,114
Rape 2,118 2,530 2,049 481
Fondling 1,093 1,398 765 633
Sex offenses--nonforcible4 207 28 16 25 15 23 12 40 15 17 17 18 28 36 16 20
Robbery5 584 669 612 696 680 722 750 647 662 612 657 635 550 580 117 463
Aggravated assault6 1,434 1,381 1,269 1,280 1,338 1,258 1,182 1,134 1,076 1,076 1,200 1,000 1,016 1,144 438 706
Burglary7 11,520 12,634 13,026 12,935 14,027 13,371 12,970 10,708 10,219 9,373 8,821 7,258 6,679 5,754 3,017 2,737
Motor vehicle theft8 3,072 3,116 2,964 2,667 2,662 2,266 2,027 1,824 1,604 1,592 1,406 1,537 1,500 1,768 2 1,766
Arson9 637 597 607 576 521 470 427 400 457 356 428 405 359 303 171 132
                                 
Weapons-, drug-, and liquor-related arrests
      and referrals
                               
Arrests10 31,077 34,657 36,746 38,051 39,900 39,570 40,607 40,780 41,992 44,891 43,155 38,073 36,250 32,994 17,244 15,750
Illegal weapons possession 692 697 811 878 859 825 759 659 669 629 621 637 620 722 212 510
Drug law violations 9,125 9,389 9,620 10,606 10,850 10,693 11,714 12,186 14,362 16,323 16,792 15,571 15,119 15,493 8,205 7,288
Liquor law violations 21,260 24,571 26,315 26,567 28,191 28,052 28,134 27,935 26,961 27,939 25,742 21,865 20,511 16,779 8,827 7,952
Referrals for disciplinary action10 79,152 94,365 100,588 100,211 107,289 106,148 104,585 108,756 116,029 129,667 132,363 127,155 134,310 127,619 117,167 10,452
Illegal weapons possession 678 847 1,001 1,097 972 867 792 669 664 610 644 604 646 567 416 151
Drug law violations 13,179 13,811 13,658 13,020 13,798 14,458 16,656 18,260 21,451 27,339 28,880 28,259 30,376 30,635 26,380 4,255
Liquor law violations 65,295 79,707 85,929 86,094 92,519 90,823 87,137 89,827 93,914 101,718 102,839 98,292 103,288 96,417 90,371 6,046
                                 
Nonprofit 4-year                                
Selected crimes against persons and property 14,844 15,179 15,523 15,574 16,864 15,452 14,892 11,964 11,202 10,740 10,790 10,290 10,027 10,412 6,259 4,153
Murder1 5 2 4 5 3 2 1 6 5 3 2 5 5 2 1 1
Negligent manslaughter2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Sex offenses--forcible3 820 1,048 1,026 1,088 1,080 1,065 1,083 1,102 1,225 1,431 1,741 2,379 3,112 3,497 2,759 738
Rape 2,155 2,358 2,029 329
Fondling 957 1,139 730 409
Sex offenses--nonforcible4 113 14 5 6 10 8 16 11 8 13 10 12 7 14 8 6
Robbery5 649 538 577 500 502 460 437 366 319 320 386 373 268 273 44 229
Aggravated assault6 882 773 838 744 834 768 754 661 641 631 667 681 656 716 280 436
Burglary7 10,471 11,066 11,426 11,657 13,051 11,941 11,551 8,810 8,138 7,421 7,046 5,999 5,036 4,876 3,058 1,818
Motor vehicle theft8 1,471 1,385 1,316 1,248 1,077 984 859 834 641 704 711 667 757 826 3 823
Arson9 433 353 331 325 307 223 191 174 225 217 227 174 186 207 105 102
                                 
Weapons-, drug-, and liquor-related arrests
      and referrals
                               
Arrests10 6,329 6,856 7,722 7,406 6,134 6,732 6,112 5,777 5,459 5,444 5,477 5,642 4,961 4,596 2,644 1,952
Illegal weapons possession 167 166 184 150 146 178 158 148 137 129 127 131 133 166 54 112
Drug law violations 1,628 1,869 1,751 1,691 1,650 1,804 1,883 2,080 2,248 2,425 2,415 2,503 2,261 2,245 1,322 923
Liquor law violations 4,534 4,821 5,787 5,565 4,338 4,750 4,071 3,549 3,074 2,890 2,935 3,008 2,567 2,185 1,268 917
Referrals for disciplinary action10 71,293 85,184 90,749 96,646 103,484 103,254 105,289 103,457 104,939 110,607 110,268 109,298 110,372 105,609 96,562 9,047
Illegal weapons possession 443 537 608 590 622 545 457 358 393 417 498 535 486 557 467 90
Drug law violations 9,688 10,885 10,903 11,208 12,114 12,685 14,157 15,845 17,841 21,240 22,168 22,116 23,063 22,114 19,815 2,299
Liquor law violations 61,162 73,762 79,238 84,848 90,748 90,024 90,675 87,254 86,705 88,950 87,602 86,647 86,823 82,938 76,280 6,658
                                 
For-profit 4-year                                
Selected crimes against persons and property 505 720 718 829 641 612 574 525 561 446 364 511 458 357 129 228
Murder1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses--forcible3 4 8 5 4 12 12 9 9 22 26 18 18 46 38 22 16
Rape 27 11 8 3
Fondling 19 27 14 13
Sex offenses--nonforcible4 13 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 3 2 2 0 0 0
Robbery5 64 43 46 43 25 31 38 86 70 74 51 86 54 35 2 33
Aggravated assault6 23 41 38 59 31 31 63 43 51 36 43 58 35 35 14 21
Burglary7 347 542 524 607 489 446 385 299 350 249 195 276 258 182 83 99
Motor vehicle theft8 52 80 100 110 78 89 79 85 65 58 53 68 61 66 7 59
Arson9 2 4 5 5 6 1 0 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 0
                                 
Weapons-, drug-, and liquor-related arrests
      and referrals
                               
Arrests10 11 11 41 28 52 28 40 54 165 152 126 74 118 119 39 80
Illegal weapons possession 2 2 5 2 5 3 8 6 13 11 10 12 9 15 5 10
Drug law violations 4 4 12 16 14 16 14 22 66 41 49 48 69 95 34 61
Liquor law violations 5 5 24 10 33 9 18 26 86 100 67 14 40 9 0 9
Referrals for disciplinary action10 316 465 298 529 513 519 566 882 760 718 668 1,161 997 895 814 81
Illegal weapons possession 11 24 11 42 13 11 13 23 9 16 23 18 17 15 13 2
Drug law violations 92 130 99 128 138 132 159 231 221 233 254 537 405 361 313 48
Liquor law violations 213 311 188 359 362 376 394 628 530 469 391 606 575 519 488 31
                                 
Public 2-year                                
Selected crimes against persons and property 6,817 6,637 6,637 5,981 5,669 5,381 5,464 4,984 4,396 4,141 3,749 3,075 2,859 2,997 775 2,222
Murder1 2 2 3 2 0 0 2 2 1 2 3 7 3 13 0 13
Negligent manslaughter2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Sex offenses--forcible3 118 160 142 175 167 181 210 205 210 262 263 303 387 489 181 308
Rape 132 195 127 68
Fondling 255 294 54 240
Sex offenses--nonforcible4 119 14 6 10 16 7 7 12 8 16 13 11 16 11 1 10
Robbery5 245 230 213 248 284 279 285 251 298 262 244 197 149 148 18 130
Aggravated assault6 545 589 497 501 546 462 401 431 409 406 437 278 305 331 61 270
Burglary7 4,132 3,973 4,068 3,541 3,261 3,202 3,430 2,920 2,398 2,235 1,964 1,583 1,390 1,409 506 903
Motor vehicle theft8 1,552 1,607 1,620 1,428 1,319 1,174 1,059 1,109 1,028 899 776 651 552 541 0 541
Arson9 104 62 88 76 76 76 70 54 43 59 49 45 56 55 8 47
                                 
Weapons-, drug-, and liquor-related arrests
      and referrals
                               
Arrests10 2,660 2,950 3,270 3,416 3,993 4,124 3,764 3,335 3,811 3,723 3,464 3,060 3,127 2,820 1,105 1,715
Illegal weapons possession 198 220 255 278 300 304 258 256 282 248 253 230 222 268 35 233
Drug law violations 989 1,141 1,312 1,326 1,378 1,563 1,490 1,507 1,866 1,892 1,885 1,588 1,675 1,541 439 1,102
Liquor law violations 1,473 1,589 1,703 1,812 2,315 2,257 2,016 1,572 1,663 1,583 1,326 1,242 1,230 1,011 631 380
Referrals for disciplinary action10 3,529 4,036 4,371 4,688 5,897 5,987 6,425 7,241 8,017 8,174 7,586 6,845 7,241 7,290 5,706 1,584
Illegal weapons possession 127 145 167 133 238 218 183 210 242 228 224 243 269 267 81 186
Drug law violations 761 679 858 819 908 1,006 1,302 1,745 2,336 2,573 2,468 2,304 2,549 2,624 1,627 997
Liquor law violations 2,641 3,212 3,346 3,736 4,751 4,763 4,940 5,286 5,439 5,373 4,894 4,298 4,423 4,399 3,998 401
                                 
Nonprofit 2-year                                
Selected crimes against persons and property 248 189 166 314 250 258 272 147 120 148 107 66 65 63 18 45
Murder1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses--forcible3 2 6 3 8 3 9 16 8 7 11 8 4 3 12 9 3
Rape 2 1 1 0
Fondling 1 11 8 3
Sex offenses--nonforcible4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Robbery5 54 64 22 9 7 2 13 9 5 1 2 3 0 2 0 2
Aggravated assault6 23 12 17 22 35 52 66 5 9 53 46 13 28 7 3 4
Burglary7 142 83 111 266 187 178 160 120 95 74 47 41 29 31 5 26
Motor vehicle theft8 23 23 13 7 14 14 9 4 2 7 4 3 5 9 0 9
Arson9 1 1 0 2 3 3 7 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1
                                 
Weapons-, drug-, and liquor-related arrests
      and referrals
                               
Arrests10 108 23 48 76 67 59 93 58 49 52 52 66 39 43 16 27
Illegal weapons possession 1 3 2 5 3 4 3 4 6 5 5 5 5 9 1 8
Drug law violations 21 16 16 32 34 27 33 35 18 34 31 49 28 29 10 19
Liquor law violations 86 4 30 39 30 28 57 19 25 13 16 12 6 5 5 0
Referrals for disciplinary action10 624 552 447 514 537 519 413 348 377 360 300 320 456 555 528 27
Illegal weapons possession 2 6 5 12 19 10 6 7 4 1 6 7 11 2 0 2
Drug law violations 91 52 58 47 74 73 85 100 105 109 103 129 161 217 194 23
Liquor law violations 531 494 384 455 444 436 322 241 268 250 191 184 284 336 334 2
                                 
For-profit 2-year                                
Selected crimes against persons and property 472 550 527 430 420 547 399 459 315 257 246 167 133 125 11 114
Murder1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses--forcible3 12 15 9 1 8 2 4 6 2 7 12 9 5 6 2 4
Rape 1 2 2 0
Fondling 4 4 0 4
Sex offenses--nonforcible4 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery5 67 81 80 55 49 67 53 50 38 16 28 23 29 11 3 8
Aggravated assault6 40 36 62 50 33 33 29 53 35 37 30 14 14 21 4 17
Burglary7 292 341 325 250 245 350 241 226 135 120 110 75 59 46 2 44
Motor vehicle theft8 51 74 49 71 81 92 71 121 101 74 63 45 26 41 0 41
Arson9 3 1 2 3 3 3 0 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
                                 
Weapons-, drug-, and liquor-related arrests
      and referrals
                               
Arrests10 163 84 112 47 41 45 23 62 43 23 51 60 55 26 8 18
Illegal weapons possession 13 6 6 3 3 4 4 4 5 1 7 3 8 3 1 2
Drug law violations 87 48 64 36 26 32 12 41 29 14 40 40 28 20 7 13
Liquor law violations 63 30 42 8 12 9 7 17 9 8 4 17 19 3 0 3
Referrals for disciplinary action10 287 313 322 228 320 173 248 303 147 168 217 206 231 162 143 19
Illegal weapons possession 16 7 7 8 7 7 4 8 2 10 9 3 1 3 2 1
Drug law violations 89 196 186 134 219 122 110 163 68 68 86 94 93 87 72 15
Liquor law violations 182 110 129 86 94 44 134 132 77 90 122 109 137 72 69 3
—Not available.
1 Excludes suicides, fetal deaths, traffic fatalities, accidental deaths, and justifiable homicide (such as the killing of a felon by a law enforcement officer in the line of duty).
2 Killing of another person through gross negligence (excludes traffic fatalities).
3 Any sexual act directed against another person forcibly and/or against that person's will.
4 Includes only statutory rape or incest.
5 Taking or attempting to take anything of value using actual or threatened force or violence.
6 Attack upon a person for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.
7 Unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft.
8 Theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
9 Willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle, or personal property of another.
10 If an individual is both arrested and referred to college officials for disciplinary action for a single offense, only the arrest is counted.
NOTE: Data are for degree-granting institutions, which are institutions that grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Some institutions that report Clery data--specifically, non-degree-granting institutions and institutions outside of the 50 states and the District of Columbia--are excluded from this table. Crimes, arrests, and referrals include incidents involving students, staff, and on-campus guests. Excludes off-campus crimes and arrests even if they involve college students or staff. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Campus Safety and Security Reporting System, 2001 through 2015; and National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2002 through Fall 2015, Institutional Characteristics component. (This table was prepared September 2017.)

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