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Title: Issues In Illinois College Campus Safety: Trends in Campus Crime at Four-Year Institutions, 2005-2008
Author(s): Erica Hughes
Corporate Author: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
United States of America
Date Published: August 2011
Page Count: 95
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Chicago, IL 60606
Grant Number: 06-DJ-BX-0681
Sale Source: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
300 West Adams Street
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority presents a compilation of campus crime data for the period 2005 through 2008.
Abstract: Major findings from this report include: 6,135 offenses were reported to the U.S. Department of Education between 2005 and 2008; 31 percent of reported offenses were for violent crimes, while 69 percent were for property crimes; 23 percent of reported offenses were for sex offenses, and burglary accounted for 85 percent of property offenses; 67 percent of reported offenses occurred on campus, while 21 percent occurred on public property adjacent to campus; 73 percent of robberies occurred on public property and 63 percent of both sex offenses and homicides occurred on campus; 44 percent of violent offenses occurring on campus and 46 percent of property offenses occurring on campus occurred in residence halls; and 64 percent of all violent crimes reported in residence halls were for sex offenses. This report from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority presents information on campus crime data reported to the U.S. Department of Education for the period 2005 through 2008. Data for the report were obtained from Illinois’s 37 four-year colleges: 15 small universities, 10 medium-sized universities, and 12 large universities. Of the 37 schools, 12 are public and 25 are private. The data is collected as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information is collected on violent crimes that include homicide, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes information is collected for burglaries, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Tables, figures, references, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Campus crime
Index Term(s): Campus; Campus Security; Crime analysis; Crime Causes; Crime in schools; Crime patterns; Crime prediction; Crime rate studies; Crime surveys; Illinois; Property crimes; Violent crimes
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