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Department of Public Safety


This report focuses on the federal requirements under the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act". The university police contribute monthly crime statistics to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation through NIBRS (National Incident Based Reporting System). Statistical information is published annually by both agencies. The Clery Act requires UCCS to "prepare, publish, and distribute, through appropriate publications or mailings, to all current students and employees, and to any applicant for enrollment or employment upon request, an annual security report containing at least the campus security policies and campus crime statistics of the institution". Copies of the report may also be obtained at the University Police Department located in the Public Safety building/garage. UCCS must include the below listed criminal offenses that were reported to UCCS Police Department concerning the occurrence on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property, and on public property in the report. At UCCS, the Department of Public Safety gathers and compiles the statistical information. The crime statistics must include the most recent three years information. In preparation for collection of these statistics, crime statistics were also requested from the Colorado Springs Police Department for the areas surrounding campus and those properties that the university owns, leases or rents. Disciplinary-referral statistics were requested from the Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life and Housing.

Crime Definitions

Aggravated Assault
An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravate 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.)
Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.
The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this includes; unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony, breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny, housebreaking, and safecracking.
Drug Law Violations
Violations of laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, distribution, growing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs.
Hate Crimes
A crime that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator's bias. Hate crime categories include: race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin and disability.
Manslaughter by Negligence. The killing of another person through negligence. Homicide-Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter. The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

The current report is available in print upon request

The 2009 report is located at
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