Crime Information and Statistics

Information about campus security programs and policies and the incidence of crime is published in conformity with the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

Clery Act

The Clery Act, a federal law, requires universities to report statistical information regarding criminal activity on campus, as well as safety information, to the campus community. The definitions used for purposes of these reports are particular to the act and may not be consistent with those definitions used by other entities that collect crime information, such as local and campus newspapers.

The act requires universities to report statistics for the three most recent years. The 2010, 2011, and 2012 statistics, reflected in Table 1, were gathered from University of Chicago Police Department reports, Chicago Police Department reports, and from reports made by Campus Security Authorities. The University’s Campus Security Authorities for purposes of this report include: the University of Chicago Police Department, Deans of Students and their professional staffs, Deans-on-Call, Sexual Assault Deans-on-Call, academic advisers in all divisions, student organization advisers, College Houses staff, Graduate Student Housing managers, athletic coaches, and sport club advisers. A formal police report or investigation is not needed in order for a crime report to be included in the statistics.

For crime statistics for the Gleacher Center (450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago) see Table 2. The statistics for the Gleacher Center were gathered from the Chicago Police Department and the University’s Campus Security Authorities.

The University also communicates with the local police authorities in London, Paris, and Singapore, as well as with the University’s Campus Security Authorities, to determine whether there are any crimes reportable under the Clery Act for the centers in those three locations.

For 2012, no Clery crimes were reported for the centers in London, Paris, or Singapore from the local police, or from the University’s Campus Security Authorities. All participants in the centers in London, Paris, and Singapore are provided with safety and security information as part of their program orientation. For more information, contact Lewis Fortner at 773.702.4858.

The Act also requires reporting of not only arrests for liquor law, drug law, and illegal weapons violations, but also referrals for University disciplinary actions of both students and employees based on these violations (see Table 3). There were no arrests or disciplinary referrals for the Gleacher Center. There were no arrests or disciplinary referrals for the centers in London, Paris, and Singapore in the 2012 reporting year.

The Chicago Police Department maintains a list of registered sex offenders residing in the City of Chicago, pursuant to the Sex Offender Community Notification Law (730 ILCS 152/101). This information can be located at sexoffender.chicagopolice.org. The Illinois State Police also maintain a statewide Sex Offender Database, which can be found at isp.state.il.us/sor.

Crime Trends in Our Community

2012 Calendar Year

The following report, prepared by the University of Chicago Police Department, provides a statistical overview of reported violent crimes that occurred in the Hyde Park–South Kenwood community during the calendar year 2012. Violent crime includes murder, criminal sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault and battery. For the purpose of this report, the boundaries of Hyde Park–South Kenwood are 47th Street to 61st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue to Lake Michigan.

Trends in Hyde Park–South Kenwood over Time

Last year the incidence of violent crime in the Hyde Park–South Kenwood neighborhood decreased 0.5 percent compared to 2011 and was down 42 percent compared to 2003. Criminal sexual assaults increased 20 percent (two incidents) compared to 2011, but decreased 25 percent compared to 2003. All degrees of sexual assault are included in the criminal sexual assault category. Robberies increased 0.7 percent (one incident) from 2011, but were down 41 percent compared to 2003. Aggravated assaults decreased 5 percent compared to 2011 and declined 46 percent compared to 2003. Burglary, a property crime, decreased by 17 percent in 2012 compared to 2011 and decreased 54 percent when compared to 2003. Total property crimes decreased 12 percent compared to 2011 and showed a 39 percent decrease when compared to 2003. Overall crime in Hyde Park–South Kenwood decreased by 10 percent compared to 2011 and decreased 40 percent compared to 2003.

Table 5 reflects crime trends in Hyde Park–South Kenwood over the past five years.

Table 1: Incidence of Crime: 2010–12

TABLE 1a Incidence of Crime: 2012

Crimes Reported Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property Total (campus, non-campus, and public property) Hate Crimes
Agravated Assault 0 0 1 2 3 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 4 12 8 0 20 0
Manslaughter-Negligent 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 1 25 26 0
Robbery 0 0 0 16 16 0
Sex Offenses - Forcible 4 5 2 1 8 0
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Hate Crimes* 0 0 0 0 0 0

TABLE 1b Incidence of Crime: 2011

Crimes Reported Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property Total (campus, non-campus, and public property) Hate Crimes
Agravated Assault 0 0 0 2 2 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 2 7 3 0 10 0
Manslaughter-Negligent 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 2 0 26 28 0
Robbery 0 2 1 10 13 0
Sex Offenses - Forcible 3 5 0 1 6 0
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Hate Crimes* 0 0 0 0 0 0

TABLE 1c Incidence of Crime: 2010

Crimes Reported Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property Total (campus, non-campus, and public property) Hate Crimes
Agravated Assault 0 0 0 1 1 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 2 20 2 0 22 0
Manslaughter-Negligent 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 31 31 0
Robbery 0 1 0 12 13 0
Sex Offenses - Forcible 0 3 1 0 4 0
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Hate Crimes* 0 0 0 0 0 0

*There were no hate crimes reported at the University of Chicago for larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction/damage/vandalism of property.

For definitions, see Definitions.

Table 2: Incidence of Crime: Gleacher Center 2010–12

TABLE 2a Incidence of Crime: Gleacher Center 2012

Crimes Reported Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property Total (campus, non-campus, and public property) Hate Crimes
Agravated Assault NA 0 0 0 0 0
Arson NA 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary NA 0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter-Negligent NA 0 0 0 0 0
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter NA 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft NA 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery NA 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses - Forcible NA 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible NA 0 0 0 0 0
Other Hate Crimes* NA 0 0 0 0 0

TABLE 2b Incidence of Crime: Gleacher Center 2011

Crimes Reported Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property Total (campus, non-campus, and public property) Hate Crimes
Agravated Assault NA 0 0 0 0 0
Arson NA 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary NA 0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter-Negligent NA 0 0 0 0 0
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter NA 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft NA 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery NA 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses - Forcible NA 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible NA 0 0 0 0 0
Other Hate Crimes* NA 0 0 0 0 0

TABLE 2c Incidence of Crime: Gleacher Center 2010

Crimes Reported Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property Total (campus, non-campus, and public property) Hate Crimes
Agravated Assault NA 0 0 0 0 0
Arson NA 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary NA 0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter-Negligent NA 0 0 0 0 0
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter NA 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft NA 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery NA 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses - Forcible NA 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible NA 0 0 0 0 0
Other Hate Crimes* NA 0 0 0 0 0

*There were no hate crimes reported at the Gleacher Center for larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction/damage/vandalism of property.

Definitions

Hate Crimes = crimes that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim's actual or perceived race (RA), religion (RE), sexual orientation (SO), gender (G), ethnicity (E), or disability (D). Reported crimes that are reported as hate crimes in the above chart are coded in the hate crimes column.

Campus Residence Halls = dormitories on campus

Campus = University property within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area that is used in direct support of or in a manner related to the University's educational purposes (including all residence halls) and property within or reasonably contiguous with the area described above that is owned by the University but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports the University's purposes.

Non-Campus = property owned or controlled by an officially recognized student organization; property owned or controlled by the University that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the University's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the University.

Public Property = all publicly owned property within the campus (as defined above) or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

 

Table 3: Arrests and Disciplinary Referrals: 2010–12

TABLE 3a (i) Arrests: 2012

  Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property
Liquor Law 0 0 0 0
Drug Law 0 3 0 8
Illegal Weapons 0 2 0 1

TABLE 3a (ii) Arrests: 2011

  Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property
Liquor Law 0 0 0 1
Drug Law 0 1 0 7
Illegal Weapons 0 0 0 1

TABLE 3a (iii) Arrests: 2010

  Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property
Liquor Law 0 0 0 0
Drug Law 1 3 0 7**
Illegal Weapons 0 0 0 1

TABLE 3b (i) Disciplinary Referrals: 2012*

  Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property
Alcohol 10 11 17 0
Drugs 8 15 1 0
Weapons Possession 3 3 0 0

TABLE 3b (ii) Disciplinary Referrals: 2011*

  Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property
Alcohol 12 12 8 0
Drugs 4 4 5 0
Weapons Possession 0 0 0 0

TABLE 3b (iii) Disciplinary Referrals: 2010*

  Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property
Alcohol 13 13 14 0
Drugs 5 5 0 0
Weapons Possession 0 0 0 0

Note: All information contained in Table 3 refers to the main campus in Hyde Park, with the exception of the one noted drug law violation at the Gleacher Center.

*Persons not arrested for liquor law violations, drug law violations, or illegal weapons possession but who were referred for University disciplinary action.

**Note: One drug law arrest occurred on public property adjacent to the Gleacher Center.

 

TABLE 4 Drug- and Alcohol-Related Violations, Fatalities, and Sanctions: 2012

In addition to reported drug, alcohol, and weapons possession violations, beginning with calendar year 2009 federal law requires the Univeristy to report the number of drug- and alcohol-related violations and fatalities that occur on campus or as part of a University activity, as reported to campus officials. In addition, the University must report the number and types of sanctions imposed as a result of drug- and alcohol-related violations and fatalities that occurred on campus or as part of a campus activity.

  On Campus University Activity Unknown Location
Alcohol - Violations 11 0 4
Alcohol - Fatalities 0 0 0
Alcohol - Sanctions 33* 0 0
Drugs - Violations 15 0 0
Drugs - Fatalities 0 0 0
Drugs - Sanctions 50** 0 0

Students may incur a multiple number of sanctions.

*Confidential File: 11; Referral to Dean: 11; Parental Involvement: 11

**Confidential File: 14; Referral to Dean: 14; Parentel Involvement: 17; House Probation: 3; House Removal: 3; Disciplinary Hearing: 2; Suspension: 2

 

TABLE 5 Rate of Crime for Hyde Park–South Kenwood: 2008 and 2012

  2008 2012 % Change
Homicide 3 1 -67%
Criminal Sexual Assault 12 12 0%
Robbery 162 146 -10%
Aggravated Assault 68 63 -7%
Burglary 184 186 1%
Theft 641 844 32%
Motor Vehicle Theft 159 160 1%
Violent Crime 245 222 -9%
Property Crime 984 1,190 21%
Total Crime 1,229 1,412 15%

Crime statistics reflect Illinois Compiled Statutes and differ from the crime categories of the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting System. All degrees of sexual assault are included in the criminal sexual assault category.