Crime on the California State University, Stanislaus campus remains at relatively low rates, according to the annual campus security report released Tuesday.
The annual report, required of U.S. colleges and universities by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, shows a total of 15 crimes against persons or property reported to University police in 2013, up from nine in 2012 and down from 24 in 2011. In addition, the report shows three arrests for liquor law or drug violations — down from seven in 2012 and 22 in 2011 — and 113 liquor or drug referrals resulting in University disciplinary action, compared with 115 in 2012 and 87 in 2011.
“We believe CSU Stanislaus provides a safe, healthy environment for our students to learn, grow and thrive,” President Joseph F. Sheley said. “No university will ever be 100 percent crime-free, but our students, faculty and staff look out for one another, which unquestionably contributes to the safety of our campus.”
In 2013 the University recorded one rape reported on campus, which was up from the zero reported in 2012 and the same as the one reported in 2011. The rape was reported in the University’s residential facility. There also was one report of sexual battery and one report of domestic violence on campus in 2013.
“Ideally we would like to see all crimes against person numbers be zero,” said Lt. Andy Roy.
Since 2011 the University has seen a decrease in burglaries, falling from 12 to three in 2013, according to the report. There were four auto thefts reported in 2013, up from two in 2012 and down from the eight reported in 2011.
The number of arrests from liquor law violations has decreased dramatically since 2011, while the number of disciplinary actions taken by the University for liquor law violations has remained fairly constant over the last three years. In 2013 the University police department had one arrest for a liquor law violation, down from the 17 reported in 2011 and the three reported in 2012. The University took disciplinary action on 69 cases of liquor law violations in 2013. In 2011 they took action on 63 cases and in 2012 it was 74.
The University had no weapon possession arrests for 2013. There were two arrests and 44 disciplinary actions taken for drug violations last year.
The University had one hate crime reported in 2013, which was a vandalism case, according to the crime report.
“As a police department, our goal is to be a partner with the University in the prevention and awareness of criminal activity,” Roy said. “We are able to do this through support from our administration and strong relationships with student organizations.”