Annual crime report shows uptick in citations

By Max Radwin, Daily Staff Reporter
Published October 1, 2014

The University’s Division of Public Safety and Security released its Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report for the 2014-15 year Tuesday.

The report details crime trends ranging from sexual assault, murder and larceny to alcohol and drug violations for 2011, 2012 and 2013. The report also informs students of a survivor’s rights once they call the police, fire safety tips, and provides all University emergency contacts, including a cutout card of important phone numbers that can be kept in a wallet.

DPSS prepared the report with the Ann Arbor Police Department, the Division of Student Life, University Housing, the Office of Institutional Equity and the Office of Conflict Resolution.

Reports made about sexual assault to the University’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center increased by one from 2012 to 2013 — from 34 to 35 — both down from the 44 that SAPAC received in 2011.

There were also eight reported rapes on campus in 2013, in addition to seven that occurred in residence halls. However, that is down from the 12 that occurred in-residence in 2012, but up from the five that occurred in 2011.

According to the report, there were 1,234 Liquor Law Violations last year, of which, 1,215 occurred in residence halls. Of those, there were only 132 cases in which someone was arrested.

Regarding drug use in and around campus, the report listed 114 arrests on campus, three off-campus and 48 on public property. There were 30 arrests for drugs within the residence halls. The report did not differentiate between the types of drug being used.

There were far more cases of drug use in which the violators were referred for disciplinary action —153 —all of which were on campus.

DPSS must also report the number of “Bias Crimes,” which are incidents that “manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or ethnicity.” Over the past three years, there was one UMPD report of on-campus vandalism with a sexual orientation bias, and one for religious bias. The AAPD reported one non-aggravated assault with a sexual orientation bias.

In 2012 and 2011 there were eight separate crimes both years.

The full report is available on the DPSS website.