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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 2016
Control and level of institution and type of incident Number of incidents
Total, in residence halls and at other locations 2016
2001 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 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 43,555 42,710 44,492 41,829 40,296 34,054 32,097 30,407 29,766 27,236 26,818 27,638 28,406 14,606 13,800
Murder1 17 15 11 8 44 12 16 15 16 12 23 11 28 15 3 12
Negligent manslaughter2 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 2 0 2
Sex offenses--forcible3 2,201 2,667 2,674 2,670 2,694 2,639 2,544 2,927 3,375 4,015 4,977 6,751 8,031 8,906 6,588 2,318
Rape --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 4,431 5,125 5,824 4,884 940
Fondling --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 2,320 2,906 3,082 1,704 1,378
Sex offenses--nonforcible4 461 27 42 43 40 35 65 33 46 46 45 53 63 60 27 33
Robbery5 1,663 1,550 1,551 1,547 1,561 1,576 1,409 1,392 1,285 1,368 1,317 1,041 1,048 1,106 208 898
Aggravated assault6 2,947 2,721 2,656 2,817 2,604 2,495 2,327 2,221 2,239 2,423 2,044 2,048 2,265 2,205 726 1,479
Burglary7 26,904 29,480 29,256 31,260 29,488 28,737 23,083 21,335 19,472 18,183 15,232 13,419 12,386 12,015 6,716 5,299
Motor vehicle theft8 6,221 6,062 5,531 5,231 4,619 4,104 3,977 3,441 3,334 3,013 2,971 2,890 3,236 3,499 9 3,490
Arson9 1,180 1,033 987 916 776 695 633 732 639 705 627 603 579 598 329 269
                                 
Weapons-, drug-, and liquor-related arrests
    and referrals
                               
Arrests10 40,348 47,939 49,024 50,187 50,558 50,639 50,066 51,519 54,285 52,325 46,975 44,531 40,348 39,049 19,321 19,728
Illegal weapons possession 1,073 1,263 1,316 1,316 1,318 1,190 1,077 1,112 1,023 1,023 1,018 990 1,186 1,211 311 900
Drug law violations 11,854 12,775 13,707 13,952 14,135 15,146 15,871 18,589 20,729 21,212 19,799 19,172 19,466 19,266 9,421 9,845
Liquor law violations 27,421 33,901 34,001 34,919 35,105 34,303 33,118 31,818 32,533 30,090 26,158 24,369 19,696 18,572 9,589 8,983
Referrals for disciplinary action10 155,201 196,775 202,816 218,040 216,600 217,526 220,987 230,269 249,694 251,402 244,985 253,315 242,185 231,568 212,497 19,071
Illegal weapons possession 1,277 1,799 1,882 1,871 1,658 1,455 1,275 1,314 1,282 1,404 1,410 1,425 1,434 1,426 971 455
Drug law violations 23,900 25,762 25,356 27,251 28,476 32,469 36,344 42,022 51,562 53,959 53,439 56,575 56,125 56,481 48,888 7,593
Liquor law violations 130,024 169,214 175,578 188,918 186,466 183,602 183,368 186,933 196,850 196,039 190,136 195,315 184,626 173,661 162,638 11,023
                                 
Public 4-year                                
Selected crimes against persons and property 18,710 19,984 19,582 20,648 19,579 18,695 15,975 15,503 14,675 14,510 13,127 13,346 13,614 14,169 6,865 7,304
Murder1 9 8 4 5 42 9 8 9 10 7 10 3 13 8 2 6
Negligent manslaughter2 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 2
Sex offenses--forcible3 1,245 1,482 1,398 1,400 1,425 1,317 1,214 1,461 1,638 1,973 2,264 3,211 3,964 4,406 3,204 1,202
Rape --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 2,118 2,544 2,933 2,429 504
Fondling --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 1,093 1,420 1,473 775 698
Sex offenses--nonforcible4 207 16 25 15 23 12 40 15 17 17 18 28 37 30 17 13
Robbery5 584 612 696 680 722 750 647 662 612 657 635 550 581 594 111 483
Aggravated assault6 1,434 1,269 1,280 1,338 1,258 1,182 1,134 1,076 1,076 1,200 1,000 1,016 1,148 1,158 386 772
Burglary7 11,520 13,026 12,935 14,027 13,371 12,970 10,708 10,219 9,373 8,821 7,258 6,678 5,789 5,611 2,946 2,665
Motor vehicle theft8 3,072 2,964 2,667 2,662 2,266 2,027 1,824 1,604 1,592 1,406 1,537 1,500 1,774 2,022 2 2,020
Arson9 637 607 576 521 470 427 400 457 356 428 405 359 307 338 197 141
                                 
Weapons-, drug-, and liquor-related arrests
    and referrals
                               
Arrests10 31,077 36,746 38,051 39,900 39,570 40,607 40,780 41,992 44,891 43,155 38,073 36,249 32,729 31,596 15,449 16,147
Illegal weapons possession 692 811 878 859 825 759 659 669 629 621 637 619 721 760 215 545
Drug law violations 9,125 9,620 10,606 10,850 10,693 11,714 12,186 14,362 16,323 16,792 15,571 15,119 15,521 15,546 7,677 7,869
Liquor law violations 21,260 26,315 26,567 28,191 28,052 28,134 27,935 26,961 27,939 25,742 21,865 20,511 16,487 15,290 7,557 7,733
Referrals for disciplinary action10 79,152 100,588 100,211 107,289 106,148 104,585 108,756 116,029 129,667 132,363 127,155 134,310 127,369 120,467 109,989 10,478
Illegal weapons possession 678 1,001 1,097 972 867 792 669 664 610 644 604 646 571 598 416 182
Drug law violations 13,179 13,658 13,020 13,798 14,458 16,656 18,260 21,451 27,339 28,880 28,259 30,376 30,582 30,164 25,635 4,529
Liquor law violations 65,295 85,929 86,094 92,519 90,823 87,137 89,827 93,914 101,718 102,839 98,292 103,288 96,216 89,705 83,938 5,767
                                 
Nonprofit 4-year                                
Selected crimes against persons and property 14,844 15,523 15,574 16,864 15,452 14,892 11,964 11,202 10,740 10,790 10,290 9,995 10,514 11,089 6,948 4,141
Murder1 5 4 5 3 2 1 6 5 3 2 5 5 2 4 1 3
Negligent manslaughter2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Sex offenses--forcible3 820 1,026 1,088 1,080 1,065 1,083 1,102 1,225 1,431 1,741 2,379 3,105 3,518 3,951 3,177 774
Rape --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 2,152 2,370 2,689 2,323 366
Fondling --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 953 1,148 1,262 854 408
Sex offenses--nonforcible4 113 5 6 10 8 16 11 8 13 10 12 7 15 11 6 5
Robbery5 649 577 500 502 460 437 366 319 320 386 373 263 281 327 77 250
Aggravated assault6 882 838 744 834 768 754 661 641 631 667 681 655 729 683 262 421
Burglary7 10,471 11,426 11,657 13,051 11,941 11,551 8,810 8,138 7,421 7,046 5,999 5,020 4,936 5,067 3,290 1,777
Motor vehicle theft8 1,471 1,316 1,248 1,077 984 859 834 641 704 711 667 754 822 834 6 828
Arson9 433 331 325 307 223 191 174 225 217 227 174 186 210 212 129 83
                                 
Weapons-, drug-, and liquor-related arrests
    and referrals
                               
Arrests10 6,329 7,722 7,406 6,134 6,732 6,112 5,777 5,459 5,444 5,477 5,642 4,950 4,600 4,511 2,635 1,876
Illegal weapons possession 167 184 150 146 178 158 148 137 129 127 131 129 170 194 68 126
Drug law violations 1,628 1,751 1,691 1,650 1,804 1,883 2,080 2,248 2,425 2,415 2,503 2,258 2,245 2,204 1,297 907
Liquor law violations 4,534 5,787 5,565 4,338 4,750 4,071 3,549 3,074 2,890 2,935 3,008 2,563 2,185 2,113 1,270 843
Referrals for disciplinary action10 71,293 90,749 96,646 103,484 103,254 105,289 103,457 104,939 110,607 110,268 109,298 110,150 105,914 102,815 95,708 7,107
Illegal weapons possession 443 608 590 622 545 457 358 393 417 498 535 481 572 576 465 111
Drug law violations 9,688 10,903 11,208 12,114 12,685 14,157 15,845 17,841 21,240 22,168 22,116 23,000 22,237 23,133 20,919 2,214
Liquor law violations 61,162 79,238 84,848 90,748 90,024 90,675 87,254 86,705 88,950 87,602 86,647 86,669 83,105 79,106 74,324 4,782
                                 
For-profit 4-year                                
Selected crimes against persons and property 505 718 829 641 612 574 525 561 446 364 511 442 317 293 120 173
Murder1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 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 5 4 12 12 9 9 22 26 18 18 43 36 35 24 11
Rape --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 26 11 18 13 5
Fondling --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 17 25 17 11 6
Sex offenses--nonforcible4 13 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 3 2 2 0 1 1 0
Robbery5 64 46 43 25 31 38 86 70 74 51 86 52 25 29 3 26
Aggravated assault6 23 38 59 31 31 63 43 51 36 43 58 33 29 40 18 22
Burglary7 347 524 607 489 446 385 299 350 249 195 276 251 171 133 73 60
Motor vehicle theft8 52 100 110 78 89 79 85 65 58 53 68 59 55 52 1 51
Arson9 2 5 5 6 1 0 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 3 0 3
                                 
Weapons-, drug-, and liquor-related arrests
    and referrals
                               
Arrests10 11 41 28 52 28 40 54 165 152 126 74 117 108 110 57 53
Illegal weapons possession 2 5 2 5 3 8 6 13 11 10 12 9 15 11 1 10
Drug law violations 4 12 16 14 16 14 22 66 41 49 48 68 83 80 46 34
Liquor law violations 5 24 10 33 9 18 26 86 100 67 14 40 10 19 10 9
Referrals for disciplinary action10 316 298 529 513 519 566 882 760 718 668 1,161 935 885 867 776 91
Illegal weapons possession 11 11 42 13 11 13 23 9 16 23 18 16 15 15 12 3
Drug law violations 92 99 128 138 132 159 231 221 233 254 537 403 371 386 335 51
Liquor law violations 213 188 359 362 376 394 628 530 469 391 606 516 499 466 429 37
                                 
Public 2-year                                
Selected crimes against persons and property 6,817 6,637 5,981 5,669 5,381 5,464 4,984 4,396 4,141 3,749 3,075 2,845 3,018 2,648 627 2,021
Murder1 2 3 2 0 0 2 2 1 2 3 7 3 13 3 0 3
Negligent manslaughter2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses--forcible3 118 142 175 167 181 210 205 210 262 263 303 385 495 490 167 323
Rape --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 132 197 175 112 63
Fondling --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 253 298 315 55 260
Sex offenses--nonforcible4 119 6 10 16 7 7 12 8 16 13 11 16 11 18 3 15
Robbery5 245 213 248 284 279 285 251 298 262 244 197 148 150 138 16 122
Aggravated assault6 545 497 501 546 462 401 431 409 406 437 278 305 334 285 56 229
Burglary7 4,132 4,068 3,541 3,261 3,202 3,430 2,920 2,398 2,235 1,964 1,583 1,383 1,414 1,124 383 741
Motor vehicle theft8 1,552 1,620 1,428 1,319 1,174 1,059 1,109 1,028 899 776 651 548 542 546 0 546
Arson9 104 88 76 76 76 70 54 43 59 49 45 56 59 44 2 42
                                 
Weapons-, drug-, and liquor-related arrests
    and referrals
                               
Arrests10 2,660 3,270 3,416 3,993 4,124 3,764 3,335 3,811 3,723 3,464 3,060 3,121 2,842 2,720 1,138 1,582
Illegal weapons possession 198 255 278 300 304 258 256 282 248 253 230 220 268 222 27 195
Drug law violations 989 1,312 1,326 1,378 1,563 1,490 1,507 1,866 1,892 1,885 1,588 1,671 1,568 1,377 386 991
Liquor law violations 1,473 1,703 1,812 2,315 2,257 2,016 1,572 1,663 1,583 1,326 1,242 1,230 1,006 1,121 725 396
Referrals for disciplinary action10 3,529 4,371 4,688 5,897 5,987 6,425 7,241 8,017 8,174 7,586 6,845 7,240 7,292 6,884 5,524 1,360
Illegal weapons possession 127 167 133 238 218 183 210 242 228 224 243 269 271 229 75 154
Drug law violations 761 858 819 908 1,006 1,302 1,745 2,336 2,573 2,468 2,304 2,548 2,626 2,582 1,809 773
Liquor law violations 2,641 3,346 3,736 4,751 4,763 4,940 5,286 5,439 5,373 4,894 4,298 4,423 4,395 4,073 3,640 433
                                 
Nonprofit 2-year                                
Selected crimes against persons and property 248 166 314 250 258 272 147 120 148 107 66 64 63 92 37 55
Murder1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses--forcible3 2 3 8 3 9 16 8 7 11 8 4 3 12 15 14 1
Rape --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 2 1 7 6 1
Fondling --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 1 11 8 8 0
Sex offenses--nonforcible4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery5 54 22 9 7 2 13 9 5 1 2 3 0 2 8 1 7
Aggravated assault6 23 17 22 35 52 66 5 9 53 46 13 27 7 12 2 10
Burglary7 142 111 266 187 178 160 120 95 74 47 41 29 32 38 19 19
Motor vehicle theft8 23 13 7 14 14 9 4 2 7 4 3 5 8 18 0 18
Arson9 1 0 2 3 3 7 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
                                 
Weapons-, drug-, and liquor-related arrests
    and referrals
                               
Arrests10 108 48 76 67 59 93 58 49 52 52 66 39 44 79 34 45
Illegal weapons possession 1 2 5 3 4 3 4 6 5 5 5 5 9 16 0 16
Drug law violations 21 16 32 34 27 33 35 18 34 31 49 28 30 40 12 28
Liquor law violations 86 30 39 30 28 57 19 25 13 16 12 6 5 23 22 1
Referrals for disciplinary action10 624 447 514 537 519 413 348 377 360 300 320 448 562 435 414 21
Illegal weapons possession 2 5 12 19 10 6 7 4 1 6 7 11 2 4 2 2
Drug law violations 91 58 47 74 73 85 100 105 109 103 129 155 221 174 159 15
Liquor law violations 531 384 455 444 436 322 241 268 250 191 184 282 339 257 253 4
                                 
For-profit 2-year                                
Selected crimes against persons and property 472 527 430 420 547 399 459 315 257 246 167 126 112 115 9 106
Murder1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses--forcible3 12 9 1 8 2 4 6 2 7 12 9 4 6 9 2 7
Rape --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 1 2 2 1 1
Fondling --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 3 4 7 1 6
Sex offenses--nonforcible4 7 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery5 67 80 55 49 67 53 50 38 16 28 23 28 9 10 0 10
Aggravated assault6 40 62 50 33 33 29 53 35 37 30 14 12 18 27 2 25
Burglary7 292 325 250 245 350 241 226 135 120 110 75 58 44 42 5 37
Motor vehicle theft8 51 49 71 81 92 71 121 101 74 63 45 24 35 27 0 27
Arson9 3 2 3 3 3 0 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
                                 
Weapons-, drug-, and liquor-related arrests
    and referrals
                               
Arrests10 163 112 47 41 45 23 62 43 23 51 60 55 25 33 8 25
Illegal weapons possession 13 6 3 3 4 4 4 5 1 7 3 8 3 8 0 8
Drug law violations 87 64 36 26 32 12 41 29 14 40 40 28 19 19 3 16
Liquor law violations 63 42 8 12 9 7 17 9 8 4 17 19 3 6 5 1
Referrals for disciplinary action10 287 322 228 320 173 248 303 147 168 217 206 232 163 100 86 14
Illegal weapons possession 16 7 8 7 7 4 8 2 10 9 3 2 3 4 1 3
Drug law violations 89 186 134 219 122 110 163 68 68 86 94 93 88 42 31 11
Liquor law violations 182 129 86 94 44 134 132 77 90 122 109 137 72 54 54 0
---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 2016; and National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2002 through Fall 2016, Institutional Characteristics component. (This table was prepared September 2018.)

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