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Crime Statistics

In compliance with the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (formerly the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990), the following webpages contain reported crime statistics for Stanford University and its remote campuses over the last three calendar years. The statistics are presented in four categories. Weekly crime statistics are also made available to local newspapers. Visit our web site for more information:

Definition of Locations and Crime Categories

Campus: Statistics include the academic and research areas, all student / staff residences on campus, the Medical Center, and the academic reserve open space to the south of the main campus.
Dorm: statistics are a subset of the campus statistics and consist of all student residences, including the fraternity and sorority houses, and their immediately associated outside pedestrian areas.
Non-campus statistics consist of off-campus buildings and property owned or controlled by Stanford University, including, but not limited to, the Stanford Shopping Center and SLAC.
Public property statistics consist of streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities contiguous to, but not within, the campus. These statistics are provided voluntarily by surrounding agencies.
Crime Categories
Homicide: Murder / Non-negligent Manslaughter: The willful killing of one human being by another. Negligent Manslaughter: The killing of another person through gross negligence.
Forcible sex offenses: Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly or against that person's will. Includes forcible rape (totaled separately), forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling.
Non-forcible sex offenses: Unlawful non-forcible sexual intercourse. Includes incest and statutory rape.
Sex Offenses Reported to University Counselors: This category includes incidents reported to University officials, regardless of where they occurred, in which the victim chose not to file police reports.
Robbery: The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Aggravated assault: An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. (It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)
Burglary: Structures - the unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft. Vehicles - the unlawful entry into a locked vehicle with the intent to commit a felony or a theft.
Theft: Motor vehicles - the theft of a motor vehicle, including automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, golf carts and mopeds. Bicycles - the theft of any bicycle, regardless of value. May include bicycles taken during the commission of a burglary.
Arson: Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling, house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, or personal property of another.
Hate Crimes: Any of the above listed crimes and any other crime involving bodily injury, theft, intimidation, assault or destruction/damage/vandalism reported to the police or to a campus security authority in which the victim is intentionally selected because of the actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability of the victim.
Arrest: A person (juveniles included) taken into custody (jail) or a citation issued for violation of liquor, drug or weapons laws (defined below).
Disciplinary Referral: The referral of any person to any campus official who initiates a disciplinary action of which a record is kept and which may result in the imposition of a sanction. If both an arrest and disciplinary referral are made, only the arrest is counted.
Liquor Laws: The violation of laws prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages. Driving under the influence and drunkenness violations are excluded.
Drug Laws: Violations of laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbituates, Benzedrine).
Weapons Laws: The violation of laws prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, knives, explosives, or other deadly weapons.

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