2015 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report shows improvements, declines

By: Roger Hoke—Staff Writer

The 2015 University of Dayton Campus Security and Fire Safety Report shows a drop in the amount of crimes such as rape, liquor law violations and drug law violations over the past three years, while showing an increase in the number of burglaries and domestic violence incidents.

The Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is a compilation by Public Safety of reported crimes and incidents related to fire from the past six semesters.

There are some statistics indicating a possible improvement in campus safety since 2012 reported in the Campus Security and Fire Safety Report: There has been almost half the amount of reported rapes on campus since the 2012 school year. The reported rapes have decreased from seven in 2012 to four in 2014.

Liquor law violations referred for disciplinary action went from 888 cases in 2013 to 736 in 2014. Drug law violations referred for disciplinary action dropped from 243 cases in 2012 to 167 in 2014. Though, this is an increase from the 155 drug law violations in 2013.

While there has been progress in the cessation of these crimes, reports of certain crimes have gone up.

In 2012, there were only 21 reported burglaries, but that number has increased to 77 in 2014. The number of liquor law arrests has gone up from 53 in 2012 to 85 in 2014. A similar increase occurred in terms of drug law arrests, which went up from 22 in 2012 to 35 in 2014.

The University of Dayton China Institute has a clean record in terms of reported crime over the past two years.

There have been zero reported sexual crimes of any kind, no burglaries and no robberies at the UDCI. There also has not been one case of liquor or drug law arrests there. No liquor law violations referred for disciplinary action or drug law violations referred for disciplinary action have been reported either.

There have been no reports of any crimes in 2013 or 2014 at the University of Dayton China Institute.

The daily crime log can be read Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Fitz Center, room 195. For the full safety report, click here. If you would like to report a crime, call UD Public Safety at (937)-229-2121.