Crime Statistics Report
CRIME STATISTICS 2009-2011
Convinced that an informed public is a safety-conscious public, Kutztown willingly shares all information related to the safety and security of the campus community and complies with all laws pertaining to the reporting of crime and the public's right to information. Kutztown also maintains strict compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act as well as all other laws governing the release of crime statistics and personal information.
Crimes as reported to the Kutztown University Department of Public Safety and Police Services, Campus Officials, and other Law Enforcement Agencies on/or near the Kutztown University Campus.
Residential Facilities statistics are a subset of the On-Campus statistics.
Public property areas are defined as streets and sidewalks that are immediately adjacent to Kutztown University. Non-Campus areas are defined as any property owned, leased or controlled by Kutztown University that is in support of the educational purpose, which is frequented by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of Kutztown University.
HATE CRIME STATISTICS
In 2008, Congress enacted the Higher Education Opportunity Act, P.L. 110-315. The Act included amendments to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("Clery Act") found at 20 U.S.C. § 1902 (f). A number of the changes required by this act have been incorporated into the text of this document. Another area of significant importance is the expansion of the hate crime reporting. Under the prior statutory language, certain crimes were required to be reported according to category of prejudice if the victim was selected based on his or her "actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability" (20 U.S.C. § 1902 (f) (1) (F) (ii)). The following offenses have been added to that list: larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, destruction, damage or vandalism of property.
Kutztown University leases space during the academic year at various non-contiguous locations. The following charts show the crime statistics for each of these locations along with the physical address and the Police Department with primary jurisdiction. These statistics are included in the main Crime Statistics Chart in this booklet, but are shown separately to provide additional information about each specific location.
These statistics reflect crimes that occurred when KU had control of the space and only the crimes that occurred in those spaces plus any other areas of the building that KU students or employees use to access it.
PENNSYLVANIA UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING ACT STATISTICS FOR 2009 - 2011
In addition to the crime statistics required by the Clery Act, the Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting Act requires the release of crime statistics and their rates to students and employees, upon request, to new employees and applicants for admission. The index rate is calculated based on the actual number of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) students and employees, calculated according to a state-mandated formula and includes statistics from a geographic area that extends beyond the campus. These statistics reported reflect rimes as reported to the Kutztown University Department of Public Safety and Police Services are compiled in accordance with Pennsylvania Act 1988-73 and the College and University Information Act.
Number of offenses ¸ FTEs per year = rate per FTE