Crime Statistics

Campus Safety and Security Report

Residence Halls Fire Safety Report

Reported according to Uniform Crime Report procedures and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Crime Statistic Act

 Chart of campus safety statistics

About the Numbers
Crime statistics in this table are compiled by DSU campus security authorities. Statistics include those gathered from local law enforcement agencies, such as the Madison Police Department, DSU Housing, and the DSU Dean of Student's Office. These numbers do not include privileged counseling or medical information from the Student Counseling Center.

Crime Definitions

The following is the UCR definition of each crime listed in the Jeanne Clery Annual Report. For more information, visit www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm

Crime Definitions from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook

  • Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
  • Negligent Manslaughter: The killing of another person through gross negligence.
  • Robbery: The taking or  attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of  a person or persons by force or threat of force or  violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
  • Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated 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.)
  • Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit  a felony or a theft.  For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
  • Motor Vehicle  Theft: The theft or attempted theft of  a motor  vehicle.  (Classify as motor  vehicle  theft all cases where automobiles are taken by  persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned--including joyriding.)
  • Weapon Law Violations: The violation of  laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of  the aforementioned.
  • Drug Abuse Violations: Violations  of State and local  laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic  drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (demerol, methadones); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, benzedrine).
  • Liquor Law Violations: The  violation of  laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of  liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all  attempts to commit  any of the  aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)
  • Domestic violence: Asserted violent misdemeanor and felony offenses committed by the victim’s current or former spouse, current or former cohabitant, person similarly situated under domestic or family violence law, or anyone else protected under domestic or family violence law.
  • Dating violence: Violence by a person who has been in a romantic or intimate relationship with the victim. Whether there was such relationship will be gauged by its length, type,  and frequency of interaction.
  • Stalking: A course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for her, his, or others’ safety, or to suffer substantial emotional distress.

Sex Offenses Definitions from the National Incident-Based Reporting System Edition of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program

  • Sex Offenses, Forcible: Any sexual act directed against  another  person, forcibly and/or against  that person's  will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of  giving consent.
  • Forcible Rape: The carnal knowledge of  a person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or  against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of  his/her temporary or permanent mental  or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).
  • Forcible Sodomy: Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person,  forcibly and/or against that person's  will; or not forcibly against the person's  will where the  victim is  incapable of  giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
  • Sexual Assault  With An Object: The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of  another person, forcibly and/or against that  person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's  will where the victim is incapable of  giving consent because of his/her youth or because of  his/her temporary or  permanent mental or physical incapacity.
  • Forcible  Fondling: The touching of the  private body parts of another person for the purpose of  sexual gratification,  forcibly and/or against that  person's will; or, not forcibly or against the person's will  where the victim is incapable of  giving consent because of his/her youth or because of  his/her  temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
  • Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible: Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.
  • Incest: Non-Forcible  sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within  the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
  • Statutory Rape: Non-Forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of
    consent.

Last Updated: 10/2/14