The 2010 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which actually reports on crimes committed in 2009, was emailed out to all UO students this morning. It is a loooooong summary of all the various rules and regulations surrounding campus crimes and prosecution of such crimes, but the good stuff is all between pages 32 to 40.
According to the email
“The Annual Security Report is prepared with data and information provided by the University of Oregon Department of Public Safety, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Emergency Management, campus security authorities, and various law enforcement agencies who provide services to UO properties within their jurisdiction.”
Unsurprisingly, the most violated laws both on and off-campus were liquor laws with 1,287 violations that were referred for disciplinary action (aka deferral,) and 221 liquor law arrests. Of those 1,287 violations, 1,142 occurred in residence halls. Freshmen! However, this is a marked decrease from two years ago, when the number of residence hall liquor violations topped 1,266. The second most popular offense was drug law violation, which 299 students committed.
Interestingly, 31 percent of students caught with drugs were arrested, versus only 14 percent of those breaking alcohol laws, so if you want to stay out of jail get yourself a “green” card, or toke in extreme secrecy. Also notable, there were zero hate crimes reported in Eugene for the past three years. So that swastika in the LGBTQA Office was just for funsies? Right.
33 burglaries were reported, 25 of which were on campus. No shock there.
On a serious note, 9 forcible sexual offenses were committed on and off campus, 5 being in residence halls. This writer finds it disgusting that, apparently, the most dangerous place for the youngest females on campus is in their own dormitories.
Final Word: The reason why our university, and most in the country, are required to inform us of crime around our campus is The Jeanne Clery Act, a law enacted in 1990 that requires colleges to “make timely warnings to the campus community about crimes that pose an ongoing threat to students and employees.” Jeanne Clery was a freshman at Lehigh University in 1986 when she was tortured, sodomized, raped and finally murdered in her residence hall bed by a fellow student. There had been 38 violent crimes in the previous three years before she attended, a fact of which that no students were made aware.