Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the Clery Act Statistics
WestConn police participate in the Connecticut Uniform Crime Report Program (UCR). Every month, we, along with other law enforcement agencies throughout the state, submit UCR data indicating the number of offenses brought to our attention. The offenses that are reported are called Part I (Crimes against the person) and Part II (Crimes against property) Crimes. Some of these crimes are murder, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
These crimes are also mandated by the Clery Act to be reported and distributed annually on October 1st, through the department’s Annual Report to all current students, faculty and staff. The statistics gathered for this report include all reported crimes in these categories to the police department, incidents that occurred on public property surrounding the campus and that were reported to the Danbury Police Department, and incidents not reported to the police that may have been reported confidentially to a campus security authority. The report also contains statistics for arrests and referrals to the campus judicial process for liquor law violations, drug abuse violations and weapon law violations.
Federal Law also requires that all Hate Crime in the mandated categories be reported. Those crimes are further broken down by the nature of the bias, for example: race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity and disability. Although WestConn has not experienced the types of bias crimes mandated to be reported, we have reported Hate Crimes classified as Criminal Mischief and Intimidation to the State Police and they are included in the charts.
Please refer to the Annual Report here for the charts which represent the three most recent years of the crime statistics.
As you will see from the crime statistics in our Annual Campus Security Report, Western has a very low “crime rate.” Nonetheless, we shall continue to do all that we can to keep our campus safe and secure.