Making Police Reports into Statistics
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).
In all instances of criminal activity, the UCPD works to determine the exact nature and perpetrator(s) of the crime so that we can develop a viable criminal case and forward it to the district attorney’s office for prosecution. In some cases involving lesser offenses, the Criminal Investigations Bureau will forward the case information to the Center for Student Conduct and Community Standards for adjudication through the campus’s disciplinary process. (Statistics for cases forwarded to the Center for Student Conduct which are offenses pursuant to the Clery Act will still appear in this report.)
Reporting agencies will compile statistics based on Clery Act definitions of offense categories and locations. Although every effort is made to avoid duplication of reports recieved from non-police campus security authorities and other police agencies, an individual incident may be reported to us, and thus counted as a statistic, more than once.