Oct 09, 2017
Humboldt State University has released its annual crime report for incidents in 2016 under a federal law known as the Clery Act.
Enacted in 1990, The Clery Act requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to disclose campus safety information. The law also imposes certain basic requirements for handling incidents of sexual violence and emergency situations.
For the 23 campuses in the California State University system, the report, which includes statistics for the last three years, reveals crimes that were reported on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by CSU, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
The report also provides institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.
According to HSU statistics, there were six reported rapes on campus last year—up from four in 2015.
Other findings for 2016 include:
● 167 disciplinary referrals for drug law violations
● 6 illegal weapons arrests
● 2 burglaries
● No reported cases of murder or manslaughter (negligent and non-negligent)
“For the men and women of the Humboldt State University Police Department, the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors is paramount,” says University Police Department Chief Donn Peterson. “The Annual Security Report illustrates our transparency and thoroughness when it comes to campus safety and reporting crime. The ability to see and understand what’s going on is of the utmost importance and empowers stakeholders.”
The report also lists HSU security awareness resources such as the ResLife Handbook, Campus Health & Safety Program, Women’s Self-Defense Class, and CHECK IT—HSU’s innovative prevention program aimed at creating conversations about ways students can disrupt and respond in the moment to violence they may witness.
Read the full report.