Crime and VAWA Statistics

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (the "Clery Act"), as amended, requires us to report the number of occurrences on the Barnard campus of specified offenses for the three prior years. These statistics are compiled by the Office of the General Counsel in cooperation with the Office of Public Safety, the Office of Residential Life and Housing, the Office of the Dean of Studies and Dean of the College, and local law enforcement agencies. Campus "Pastoral Counselors" and Campus "Professional Counselors," when acting as such, are not considered to be a campus security authority and are not required to report crimes for inclusion into the annual disclosure of crime statistics. As a matter of policy, they are encouraged, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary basis for inclusion into the annual crime statistics.

The rulemaking committee defines counselors as:

Pastoral Counselor

An employee of an institution who is associated with a religious order or denomination, recognized by that religious order or denomination as someone who provides confidential counseling and who is functioning within the scope of that recognition as a pastoral counselor.

Professional Counselor

An employee of an institution whose official responsibilities include providing psychological counseling to members of the institution's community and who is functioning within the scope of his or her license or certification. When reviewing the statistics required by the Clery Act, please keep in mind that certain crimes, particularly sexual assaults, are under-reported, whether they occur on-campus or elsewhere. There is no college campus, neighborhood, village, town or city that can afford not to confront the issue of rape and sexual assault. At Barnard, all students are encouraged to promptly report instances of sexual assault, and to participate in the various programs and activities concerning personal safety, sexual assault prevention and rape crisis intervention described in this pamphlet and in other campus publications.

Crime Statistics

Crime statistics for Barnard College for the last three years are filed annually with the United States Department of Education and are available for review. In addition, the Advisory Committee on Campus Security will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. Requests can be made by contacting the Director of Public Safety at 212-854-3362

Crime Statistics

Offense

Year

(1) On Campus Property

Residential Facilities

Non-campus Property

(2) Contiguous Public Property

Total

 

 

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter

2015

0

0

0

0

0

2014

0

0

0

0

0

2013

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Negligent Manslaughter

2015

0

0

0

0

0

2014

0

0

0

0

0

2013

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Sex Offenses, Forcible

2013

1

1

0

0

2

 

 

Sex Offenses,
Non-Forcible

2013

0

0

0

0

0

 
Rape 2015 2 0 2 0 4
2014 5 0 0 0 5
 
Staturtory Rape 2015 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0
 
Fondling 2015 0 0 0 0 0
2014 2 0 0 0 2
 
Incest 2015 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

Robbery

2015

0

0

0

0 0

2013

0

0

0

1 1

2013

0

0

0

1

1

 

 

Aggravated Assault

2015

0

0

0

0

0

2014

0

0

0

0

0

2013

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Burglary

2015

1 0 0 0 1

2014

0 0 0 1 1

2013

3 0

0

1

4

 

 

Motor Vehicle Theft

2015

0

0

0

0

0

2014

0

0

0

1

1

2013

0

0

0

0

0

 

Arson

2015

0

0

0

0

0

2014

0

0

0

0

0

2013

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Liquor Law Arrests

2015

0

0

0

0

0

2014

0

0

0

0

0

2013

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Liquor Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action

2015

2

68

0

0

70

2014

0

80

0

0

80

2013

1

70

0

0

71

 

 

Drug Law Arrests

2015

0

0

0

0

0

2014

0

0

0

6

6

2013

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Drug Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action

2015

0 11

0

0

11

2014

0 13

0

0

13

2013

0 10

0

0

10

 

 

Illegal Weapons Possession Arrests

2015

0

0

0

0

0

2014

0

0

0

0

0

2013

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Illegal Weapons Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action

2015

0

0

0

0

0

2014

0

0

0

0

0

2013

0

0

0

0

0

 
(3) Hate Crimes: None of the crimes listed above were bias motivated.

 

(1) Crimes reported in this Residential Facilities column are included in the On-Campus Category.
 
(2) Includes 116th Street from Broadway to Claremont Avenue, Claremont from 116th Street to 120th Street, 120th Street from Broadway to Claremont, sidewalks on 121st Street on Amsterdam near Plimpton Hall, and sidewalks on Manhattan Avenue between 110th Street and 109th Street near Cathedral Garden and sidewalks on 110th Street bewteen Broadway and Riverside Drive.
 
Statistics do not include crimes reported on the Columbia University Campus.
 
(3) The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires universities to report incidents of larceny, intimidation, simple assault, and vandalism, if those crimes were determined to be bias motivated. 
 

No incidents determiend to be bias motivated were reported in 2013, 2014 or 2015.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA)

In March of this year the Clery Act was amended as a result of provisions in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. Specifically this act required Universities and Colleges to “compile statistics for incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and to include certain policies, procedures, and programs pertaining to these incidents” in the Annual Security Report. Although filing these statistics with the Department of Education will not be expected until next year, we are to make a good faith effort to include this information in our 2013 report. As such these categories have been included in this and the definitions and policies have been provided the Title IX section of this report.

Offense

Year

(1) On Campus Property

Residential Facilities

Non-campus Property

(2) Contiguous Public Property

Total

Domestic Violence

2015 0 0 0 1 1

2014

0

1

1

0

2

2013 0 1 0 0 1
 

Dating Violence

2015 1 1 0 0 2

2014

0

0

0

0

0

2013 0 1 1 0 2
 

Stalking

2015 0 0 0 0 0

2014

0

0

0

0

0

2013 1 0 0 0 1

One (1) incident of domestic violence which was reported in 2014, occured in 2013, and had previously been reported in the 2014 statistics as occuring in a non-campus location. The incident was later detmereined to have occured in on-campus housing. As such this incident has been moved to "on campus housing" and removed from "non-campus."