What is the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report?
The U produces two Annual Security and Fire Safety reports, one for Utah Main Campus and one for the Utah Asia Campus. They include statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah.
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is created annually in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, commonly referred to as the Clery Act. The act seeks to standardize campus crime reporting so students, staff, faculty, and visitors can learn about institutions' crime histories. The report also fulfills the State of Utah requirement for a Campus Safety Plan.
Statistics from the U are compiled from University of Utah Police reports and complaints; reports from Campus Security Authorities (CSA), who are individuals with significant responsibility for campus and student activities, such as resident assistants, coaches, and club advisors, among others; disciplinary referrals; and local law enforcement agencies.
Crime categories included in the report
Institutions of higher education must include four distinct categories of crime in their Annual Security and Fire Safety Report crime data:
- Criminal homicide: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, manslaughter by negligence
- Sexual assault: rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape
- Aggravated assault
- Motor vehicle theft
Hate Crimes (any of the offenses mentioned above, and any incidents of)
- Simple assault
- Destruction/damage/vandalism of property
VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) Offenses
- Domestic violence
- Dating violence
Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action
- Weapons law violations
- Drug abuse violations
- Liquor law violations
Crime reporting geography
Crimes included in the Annual Security and Fire Safety reports are not strictly limited to events that occur on campus ow within campus buildings and residences. Institutions must also include statistics for crimes that occur in on-campus property, public property, and noncampus buildings and property.