Reports campus crime stats

Humboldt State University

HSU – Humboldt State University has released its annual crime report for 2015 under a federal law known as the Clery Act. Enacted in 1990, the Clery Act requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to disclose campus safety information. The law also imposes certain basic requirements for handling incidents of sexual violence and emergency situations.

For the 23 campuses in the California State University system, the report – which includes statistics for the last three years – reveals crimes that were reported on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by CSU and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

The report also provides institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters.

According to HSU statistics, there were four reported rapes on campus last year – up from three in 2014.

Other findings for 2015 include:

• 122 disciplinary referrals for drug law violations;

• two illegal weapons arrests;

• eight burglaries;

• no reported cases of murder or manslaughter (negligent and non-negligent).

“The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is very important,” said UPD Chief Donn Peterson. “For the men and women of the University Police Department, it’s what matters most. The Annual Security Report is a significant component of those efforts and illustrates our transparency and attention to detail when it comes to campus safety and reporting crime. Ensuring stakeholders have the ability to see and understand what’s going on is of the utmost importance.”

The report also lists HSU security awareness resources such as the ResLife Handbook, Campus Health & Safety Program, Women’s Self-Defense Class and CHECK IT – HSU’s innovative prevention program aimed at creating conversations about ways students can disrupt and respond in the moment to violence they may witness.

Read the full report at For more information, contact UPD at (707) 826-5555.


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