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Click below to see tables showing offenses reported in the last 3 years. Statistics reflect reportable activity on campus property and in particular adjacent locations. UCPD reports for the Clery-required areas of Campus, Housing, Noncampus and Public, but UCPD also reports statistics for an inclusive area we call "The Box," the several urban blocks surrounding the main campus.
Many fires start after a house party. If your house or dwelling unit hosts a party, take care to reduce the likelihood of a fire by following these guidelines:
- Assign one or two persons to monitor the event for safety. These monitors should stay sober during the event and be familiar with the building.
- Limit the number of guests, as overcrowding increases risk. A permit for your event is required from the Berkeley Fire Department if the occupant load exceeds 150.
The welfare of those students who reside in “on-campus student housing facilities”* is of utmost importance to UC Berkeley. UCPD works closely with RSSP, International House, and the Berkeley Student Cooperative (with regards to Cloyne Court, The Convent, Fenwick-Weavers, and Rochdale Village) to respond without delay should any of these housing authorities notify us that a residential student is missing.
If a police officer approaches you or talks to you, it does not necessarily mean that you have broken the law. There are other reasons you might be detained.
- an officer may have reason to believe you witnessed a crime
- your appearance might be similar to that of a wanted or missing person
- you might be in distress, danger, or unable to care for yourself.
When a crime or incident is reported to the University Police, an officer takes a report outlining the circumstances of the incident. That report is then forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Bureau (as appropriate), where a police detective reviews it and its evidence (if any).
While UCPD does not have primary responsibility for responding to most non-University properties (Noncampus), such as fraternities, sororities and some cooperative housing, UCPD does regularly collaborate with local law enforcement agencies to respond to crimes and incidents at these locations and to collate incident data for required statistical reporting under the Clery Act.
Statistics published are based on crime reports made by University of California Police Department and incorporate crime statistics received from outside police agencies, including the City of Berkeley Police Department. The Clery Act also mandates that we collect information regarding incidents from “campus security authorities”, or CSAs.
CSAs can include, in addition to campus police officers, non-law enforcement entities such as those with responsibility for controlling access to buildings or facilities and those having "significant responsibility for student or campus activities.”
TThe University is concerned about the impact of alcohol and other drugs on the health and safety of all members of the campus community. Through the use of new, evidence-based strategies the campus aims to reduce the negative consequences of unsafe and illegal alcohol and drug use.
Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility and your preparation, awareness, and response to fire can save lives and valuable property. If you attend classes or work on campus, you must follow all fire safety regulations as set by the State, as well as all Campus fire safety rules.
Berkeley is a wonderful place to live and learn, which is why thousands of students live within a mile of Campus, an area shared by senior citizens, families with children, and working single adults.
“One Community” was a project resulting from the Chancellor's initiative to enhance the quality of life and safety here. Guidelines for responsibly moving in and out of residences, communicating with neighbors, hosting parties and serving alcohol can be found at the One Community website at onecommunity.berkeley.edu.
UCPD works closely with members of the community, other University departments, and local law enforcement agencies to prevent crime through its integrated community-involved policing. Your awareness of safety issues on campus, and your proactive efforts to keep yourself and others safe, can make a difference. Here you will learn about the campuswide agency coordination that goes toward keeping the campus safe.