2015 safety report provides crime stats and tips for staying safe

Burglaries on campus dropped sharply in 2014, according to the 2015 Safety, Security and Fire Report, issued this week by the Stanford Department of Public Safety.

And as it does every year, the report provides information on a range of incidents on campus from stalking to hate crimes. It also offers advice on staying safe and reporting unlawful activity.

Laura Wilson
Police Chief Laura Wilson

“We invested a tremendous amount of time preparing this year’s report and have included a vast array of helpful resources, especially with respect to preventing and responding to incidents of sexual misconduct and sexual assault,” said Laura Wilson, director of public safety and police chief at Stanford. “I hope our community will invest the time to read this important information.”

The 2015 report includes crime statistics for 2013 and 2014. The report provides statistics for those crimes specified by the federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.

The report contains data on a range of crimes. For example, Wilson said, “We had a dramatic decrease in building burglaries.” There were 94 such crimes on campus in 2013 but that figure dropped to 50 in 2014.

There were two robberies on campus in 2013, but none in 2014, according to the report.

The report shows that there were no hate crimes reported in 2013, but two vandalism hate crimes were reported in 2014. One incident was a racial slur painted on a sculpture on campus. The other incident was a threat based on sexual orientation, written on the door at a student residence.

Stanford has continued a strong program aimed at preventing sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. There were 24 sexual offenses reported in 2014.

The Clery statistics represent crimes that occur on campus as well as some off-campus locations and the victims are not always Stanford students, faculty or staff.

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