Community Safety

Division of Student Services

Campus Crime

Campus crime statistics

 

Campus crime

Reed College community safety prepares crime statistics in cooperation with Portland Police Bureau (PPB) and several student groups on campus, including the student Judicial Board, and student services personnel. Data are collected from community safety’s internal incident reports, PPB reports, and reports from campus security authorities.

 

Category

Year

Criminal homicide

2010

2011

2012

Murder/non-negligent manslaughter
0 0 0
On campus 0 0 0
In residence halls 0 0 0
In or on non-campus building or property 0 0 0
On public property 0 0 0
 
Negligent manslaughter
0 0 0
On campus 0 0 0
In residence halls 0 0 0
In or on non-campus building or property 0 0 0
On public property 0 0 0
 

Sex offenses

2010

2011

2012

Forcible
7 15* 14
On campus 7 14 14
In residence halls 7 9 10
In or on non-campus building or property 0 0 0
On public property 0 1 0
 
Non-forcible
0 0 0
On campus 0 0 0
In residence halls 0 0 0
In or on non-campus building or property 0 0 0
On public property 0 0 0
 

2010

2011

2012

Robbery

1 2 0
On campus 0 1 0
In residence halls 0 0 0
In or on non-campus building or property 0 0 0
On public property 1 1 0
 

2010

2011

2012

Aggravated Assault

1 0 0

On campus

1 0 0
In residence halls 1 0 0
In or on non-campus building or property 0 0 0
On public property 0 0 0
 

2010

2011

2012

Burglary

7 29* 13
On campus 7 29 13
In residence halls 6 14 8
In or on non-campus building or property 0 0 0
On public property 0 0 0
 

2010

2011

2012

Arson

5 9* 2
On campus 5 9 2
In residence halls 3 3 0
In or on non-campus building or property 0 0 0
On public property 0 0 0
 

2010

2011

2012

Motor vehicle theft

3 2 3
On campus 2 1 3
In residence halls 0 0 0
In or on non-campus building or property 0 0 0
On public property 1 1 0
 

2010

2011

2012

Arrests for liquor law violations

0 0 0
On campus 0 0 0
In residence halls 0 0 0
In or on non-campus building or property 0 0 0
On public property 0 0 0
 

2010

2011

2012

Arrests for drug law violations

1 0 2
On campus 1 0 2
In residence halls 1 0 2
In or on non-campus building or property 0 0 0
On public property 0 0 0
 

2010

2011

2012

Arrests for illegal weapons possession

0 0 0
On campus 0 0 0
In residence halls 0 0 0
In or on non-campus building or property 0 0 0
On public property 0 0 0
 

2010

2011

2012

Disciplinary referrals for liquor law violations

93* 73* 148
On campus 93 73 148
In residence halls 30 16 44
In or on non-campus building or property 0 0 0
On public property 0 0 0
 

2010

2011

2012

Disciplinary referrals for drug law violations

90* 165* 173
On campus 90 165 173
In residence halls 57 110 102
In or on non-campus building or property 0 0 0
On public property 0 0 0
 

2010

2011

2012

Disciplinary referrals for illegal weapons possession

0 0 0
On campus 0 0 0
In residence halls 0 0 0
In or on non-campus building or property 0 0 0
On public property 0 0 0
*See the Discussion of Crime Statistics section below for an explanation and discussion of significant increases or decreases in 2012 crime statistics.

Hate Crimes

No reported hate crimes for 2010, 2011 or 2012.

Discussion of Crime Statistics:

In fall of 2010 some key program changes occurred:

  • Reed enhanced institutional response to AOD violations, resulting in more consistent and targeted enforcement of the College’s Drug and Alcohol Policy, and more formalized documentation practices.
  • Guidelines regarding when to write a formal report, as well as the report writing process itself, were revised to improve the accuracy and thoroughness of how the community safety office captures incident information on campus.

Because these changes took place in the fall of 2010, the 2010 crime statistics reflect less than 6 months of data under the new practices; the 2011 reporting year is the first full year of data under the revised documentation process. Thus a general trend toward a higher number of incidents in 2011 was expected.

Sex Offense

The number of reported sex offenses has stabilized and reinforces the assertion in last year's ASR that the increase in 2011 was likely due to an increase in awareness, reporting and documentation not an increase of incidences, and can be tied to changes in reporting practices and the dramatic expansion of our sexual assault prevention and response program. The creation of a new position of assistant dean for sexual assault prevention and response in 2011 has increased education programming and raised associated awareness.

Burglary

The number of burglary reports over the the past three years has fluctuated widely and correlates, at least in part, to fluctuations in this activity in the larger community surrounding the Reed campus. The 2012 decline may also be due to increased focus on targeted patrols and improvements in physical security solutions aimed at preventing burglaries.

Arson

For the purpose of reporting under the Clery Act, the definition of arson includes any instance of fires set intentionally in areas not intended to hold fires. The 2011 incidents include the following:

  • 6 burnings of books, class notes or posters
  • 1 burning of celebration decorations
  • 1 incident of unauthorized smoke bombs ignited
  • 1 discovery of a burned t-shirt

The decrease in the number of arsons in 2012 was largely due to a higher rate of success at contacting the Portland Fire Bureau (PFB) to conduct arson investigations in cases of suspected arson. The PFB classified several incidents as accidents that would have previously been classified as arson.

Disciplinary Referrals for Liquor and Drug Law Violations

In 2012 Reed continued to refine and solidify its response to, and tracking of AOD violations, including maturation of officer patrol practices and engagement strategies. A key component was increased officer patrol activity in and around college residences, as well as increased after-hours monitoring by residence life staff. Although reports for liquor law violations  rose significantly, there remains no clear evidence to suggest that the increase is directly related to increased use, rather the increased and more focused presence of officers and residence life professional staff in areas where students typically consume alcohol. The 2011 reporting year was the first 12-month period of improved reporting practices and the refinements in 2012 are considered largely responsible for the increase in documented violations.

An internal audit of statistics in 2013 revealed a miscount in the number of disciplinary referrrals for liquor and drug law violations that occurred in on-campus housing in the 2010 reporting year. The 2010 numbers shown above have been adjusted to reflect one additional disciplinary referral for a drug law violation, and one additional disciplinary referral for an alcohol law violation occurred than were originally reported.

Medical Amnesty

The medical amnesty program implemented in fall 2011 continues to be a valuable safety and wellness program and instances of medical amnesty nearly doubled in the 2012 reporting period. However, because the program was not implemented until fall of 2011, the 2012 reporting period represents the first full year of data for Clery reporting purposes. Incidents covered under the medical amnesty program are not typically reported as "violations." More information on this program can be found in the alcohol and other drugs section of the Guidebook to Reed.