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Presentation at the 2012 UVM Legal Issues in Higher Education on what we can learn from the Clery Crime Statistics.

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  • 1. How Safe Are Our Campuses? What the Clery Numbers Tell Us Gary J. Margolis Steven J. Healy
  • 2. Agenda • What’s Required • What The Numbers Tell Us • Enhancing Reporting SJH© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC 2
  • 3. Tweet Tweet @margolishealy #uvmhighered© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC
  • 4. True or False • Crime on campuses has increased over the past 5 years? • I’ve had a major violent incident on my campus over the past 3 years? • Sexual assault reporting on my campus has increased over the past 3 years? SJH© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC
  • 5. Why the Myth? • ―If it bleeds, it leads!‖ • The World is Flat • Cluster of high profile incidents • Growth of advocacy groups • Predictable Surprises SJH© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC
  • 6. What’s Required • The Clery Act requires institutions to disclose 3 general categories of crime statistics:  7 Clery Act Crimes;  Hate Crimes—incidents motivated by bias;  Arrests and Disciplinary Referrals for Action for Weapons Violations, Drug Abuse Violations and Liquor Law Violations. SJH© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC 6
  • 7. Population GJM© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC
  • 8. What The Numbers Tell Us• Campuses are generally very safe places• Crime is relatively flat, at least over the past 6 years• Urban campuses have unique challenges• Community Colleges have very few crimes (reported)• Campuses experience the same challenges as general society with respect to sexual assault reporting GJM© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC 8
  • 9. What The Numbers Tell Us VIOLENT CRIMES PER 1000 STUDENTS 5 Mean per 1000 2006 2007 2008 3.76 3.676 3.714 2009 3.568 3.573 2010 3 How Disclosed? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Year GJM© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC 9
  • 10. What The Numbers Tell Us WEAPONS VIOLATIONS PER 1000 STUDENTS 1 0.9 0.907 0.88 0.8 0.787 0.738 0.7 0.627 Mean per 1000 0.6 0.5 WEAPONS VIOLATIONS PER 1000 0.4 STUDENTS 0.3 0.2 0.1 0 How Disclosed? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Year GJM© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC 10
  • 11. What The Numbers Tell Us ALCOHOL VIOLATIONS PER 1000 STUDENTS 14 12 11.593 10.862 10.673 10 10.204 9.323 8 ALCOHOL VIOLATIONS PER 1000 6 STUDENTS 4 2 How Disclosed? 0 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 SJH© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC 11
  • 12. What The Numbers Tell Us PROPERTY CRIMES PER 1000 STUDENTS 6.3 6.221 6.2 6.1 6.117 6 5.986 5.9 5.907 5.8 PROPERTY VIOLATIONS PER 1000 STUDENTS 5.7 5.639 5.6 5.5 5.4 How Disclosed? 5.3 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 SJH© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC 12
  • 13. What The Numbers Tell Us How Disclosed?© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC 13
  • 14. What The Numbers Tell Us How Disclosed?© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC 14
  • 15. ChallengesFor the consumer, stats are not easily accessible  They reside in a cumbersome database that doesn’t provide easy-to-read comparisons or analysis  Many of the stats that matter most to campus community members aren’t collected  Crime happens off-campus  Crime is often under- or unreported  Sexual violence underreporting is significant (<5%)  Other factors impact collection and disclosure© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC 15 SJH
  • 16. Factors • Institutional policies • Geographical settings • Varying knowledge and skill level • Relationships inside the institution • Relationships with supporting agencies GJM© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC 16
  • 17. How to Enhance Reporting • Provide multiple ways for people to report • Get the word out • Forge relationships with likely first responders and advocates • Review processes for the most complex crimes • Train CPS, student affairs, others on initial intake • Acknowledge interconnected nature of both compliance & crimes SJH© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC 17
  • 18. How to Enhance Reporting • Transparency • Accountability • Education • Collaboration GJM© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC 18
  • 19. Conclusion • Our campuses are reasonably safe places • Crimes do occur – are you ready? • Clery crime data can be useful, if you use it • Making it useful (and accurate) requires collaboration • Collaboration and coordination are key GJM© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC 19
  • 20. CONTACT www.margolishealy.com 866-817-5817 www.slideshare.net/margolishealy© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC
  • 21. CAMPUS SENTINEL© Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC