2014 Annual Security Report (Clery)
Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Statistics
WHAT IS THE "JEANNE CLERY" DISCLOSURE ACT?
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified as 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private post-secondary educational institutions participating in federal student aid programs are subject to the act.
The law, originally enacted by Congress in 1990 as the Campus Security Act, was championed by Howard and Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was tragically murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery.
The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to publish an annual report, by October 1st, that contains three years worth of crime statistics and certain security policy statements including the following:
- Sexual assault policies which assure basic victims' rights
- The law enforcement authority of campus police
- Where students should go to report crimes
The complete text of the Clery Act is available on the Security On Campus, Inc. website at www.securityoncampus.org, as are the implementing regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education.
The California State University, Chico Police Department is responsible for gathering crime statistics and providing safety information to its constituents. Crime prevention pamphlets are available in the CSU, Chico Police Department lobby. For important safety tips, "click here".
The annual security report for California State University, Chico includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by CSU, Chico, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.
In accordance with mandated reporting requirements, information concerning the monitoring and recording of any criminal activities in which students engaged at off-campus locations and/or within student organizations that are officially recognized by the University, or are gathered from local police agencies. These agencies include any City, County, State, or Federal agencies that may have relevant information, and their statistics are published in this disclosure.
The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, including those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and other matters.
The CSU, Chico Police Department is aware that many crimes go unreported to law enforcement and encourages employees of CSU, Chico who have significant responsibility for students and student activities to report any crimes they become aware of to the CSU, Chico Police Department. As a reminder, a letter is sent out each spring encouraging the reporting of crimes or incidents and the submission of any data. Deans, directors and department heads, resident directors and resident advisors, faculty advisors and student academic advisors, and student activities advisors and coordinators are all included in the annual notification. Faculty (except for advisors), physicians, counselors, and clerical staff are examples of employees who are not required to report under the Clery Act. All reports to the CSU, Chico Police Department can be made confidentially and anonymously in accordance with the reporting person's wishes.
ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, AND STALKING
The CSU, Chico Police Department is committed to ensuring that students, employees, and other persons who have been sexually assaulted, whether by a stranger or acquaintance, are treated with sensitivity, dignity, and confidentiality and are given access to medical treatment and counseling services if they wish. Every effort is made to ensure that our campus environment promotes and assists in the prompt reporting of sexual assaults and the provision of compassionate support services for survivors.
In adherence with Title IX, under the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, CSU, Chico is tasked with providing and maintaining an academic environment free from discrimination based on sex or gender. Under this legislation, CSU, Chico works to provide assistance to any member of the campus community who finds themselves affected by incidents of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on sex or gender, and/or the crimes of sexual battery, sexual assault, rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on Title IX, including its subsequent obligations for the University, resources for the campus community, direction on how to file a complaint, and related system-wide Executive Orders, please visit the Title IX website. To reach the CSU, Chico Title IX Coordinator, please contact Dylan Saake at (530) 898-4949.
The Calfornia State University system has adopted several Executive Orders pertaining to the implementation of Title IX. Those orders can be found here or by linking to the CSU, Chico Title IX website.
Executive Order 1095 (Implementation of Title IX, VAWA/Campus SaVE Act, and Related Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Legislation)
Executive Order 1096 (Procedure for Handling Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Complaints) - For Employees
Executive Order 1097 (Procedure for Handling Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Complaints) - For Students
Executive Order 1098 (Student Conduct Procedure)
Reporting Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking
Prompt reporting of sexual assaults is strongly encouraged. Sexual assault includes, but is not necessarily limited to, acts or attempted acts of rape, forced sodomy, forced oral copulation, penetration by foreign object, and sexual battery.
Sexual assaults may be reported to any of the following agencies or organizations which provide a variety of support options and resources.
|Safe Place||(530) 898-3030|
|CSU, Chico Police Department||(530) 898-5555|
|City of Chico Police Department||(530) 897-4911|
|Butte County Sheriff's Department||(530) 538-7321|
|CSU, Chico Title IX Coordinator||(530) 898-4949|
|Office of Student Judicial Affairs||(530) 898-6897|
|Student Health Services||(530) 898-5241|
|CSU, Chico Counseling and Wellness||(530) 898-6345|
|CSU, Chico Human Resources||(530) 898-6771|
|CSU, Chico Faculty Affairs||(530) 898-5029|
|Rape Crisis Prevention and Intervention (off-campus)||Business Line
24-Hour Crisis Line
|Catalyst Domestic Violence Services (off-campus)||Business Line
24-Hour Crisis Line
Any person who has been sexually assaulted has several legal options including criminal prosecution against the assailant, and/or civil action against the assailant, and/or the university disciplinary procedure if the assailant is an employee or student.
Notification to the police agency having jurisdiction over the location where the crime or attempted crime occurred initiates the process of criminal prosecution. For sexual assaults occurring off campus, the CSU, Chico Police Department can facilitate contact with appropriate agencies or provide contact information for them. Trained police officers will then facilitate medical and counseling services and referrals, collect evidence, and gather information about the crime and the assailant(s). The survivor will be interviewed at a location of his/her choice and will be allowed or offered an advocate(s) to accompany him/her during all aspects of the investigation.
The protection of the survivor's name and any identifying information will be of the highest priority. His/her written consent is required under California law before this information can be disclosed. The decision to prosecute does not necessarily have to be made during initial contact with officers, and that decision determines the officers' subsequent investigation protocol. Officers have legal authority to make an arrest, as appropriate, and to forward the case to the Office of the District Attorney for criminal prosecution.
Survivors can consult an attorney regarding civil action for damages against the assailant. The purpose of a civil suit is to financially compensate the survivor for the crime. Civil action can be brought against the assailant even if the survivor decides not to criminally prosecute.
University Disciplinary Procedure
If the assailant is a student, regardless of criminal or civil action, campus administrative action may be initiated through the Office of Student Judicial Affairs, A student charged with sexual assault may be sanctioned by the University. Sanctions include, but are not limited to, probation, counseling, suspension, and expulsion.
If the assailant is a faculty or staff member, regardless of criminal or civil action, the employee may be subject to disciplinary action under applicable personnel policies or collective bargaining agreements. Report suspected employee misconduct to the Office of Employment Practices at (530) 898-6771.
The standard of proof used for campus disciplinary procedures is preponderance of the evidence. The preponderance is based on the more convincing evidence and its probable truth or accuracy, and not on the amount of evidence.
The University is committed to providing judicial and disciplinary proceedings that are supportive, sensitive, expedient, and respectful to each individual involved.
Both the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during disciplinary proceedings, and both must be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceedings. For additional information regarding judicial proceedings, visit the Student Judicial Affairs website at: www.csuchico.edu/sjd.
If You Become the Victim of a Sexual Assault:
- Get to a safe place.
- Notify the appropriate police agency. If you are unsure of the jurisdiction in which the crime occurred, call 9-1-1 and you will be directed to the appropriate agency.
- Seek medical attention, even if you have not been seriously physically injured. Even if you do not plan to report the sexual assault to the police, it is still important to seek medical attention in order to check for sexually transmitted infections, injuries, and pregnancy. Victim/survivors of sexual assault are entitled to forensic medical exam (commonly referred to as a sexual assault exam) at local hospital. Exams are conducted by highly trained individuals known as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and are provided at no cost to the victim/survivor.
- Help preserve evidence. Physical evidence is crucial in helping to prosecute assailants. Generally, evidence must be collected within 72 hours of the assault, and only by a certified medical facility upon the request of a law enforcement agency. To preserve evidence after an attack, you should not change your clothes, bathe, shower, or take any other personal hygiene action before contacting police. If it becomes absolutely necessary that you change your clothes, each item should be packaged separately in a paper bag. If oral contact took place, do not brush your teeth, use mouthwash, or smoke. Do not straighten up the crime scene.
A victim/survivor may request a change in academic and/or living arrangements after a sexual assault. Contact the Director of University Housing and Food Services at (530) 898-6325 or the Vice President for Student Affairs at (530) 898-6131 for additional information.
Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Prevention Programs
The CSU, Chico Police Department takes pride in its crime prevention program, Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.). R.A.D. is a system of self-defense, designed specifically for women. It combines risk-reduction strategies with basic physical defense techniques, making it one of the most comprehensive courses of its kind. The course is taught by certified instructors and is the only women's self-defense program ever to be endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Please visit this website's R.A.D. page or http://www.rad-systems.com for further information.
All newly enrolled students at CSU, Chico including, first time freshman, transfer students, graduate students, distance learning students, and international students are required to complete a mandatory Title IX training.
Crime prevention pamphlets are available in the CSu, Chico Police Department lobby. The CSU, Chico Police Department provides an officer for the annual Summer Orientation Program to inform prospective students and their parents of available police services and programs. Similar presentations are provided for new employees and international students. Safety talks are available upon request, for any office, organization, or classroom on campus (based on the availability of a police department presenter).
The on-campus e-mail system is an additional resource used by the CSU, Chico Police Department for the dissemination of crime bulletins, department presentations, crime prevention tips, and other newsworthy information.
CONVICTED SEXUAL OFFENDER CAMPUS REGISTRATION LAWS
Penal Code 290.01 requires sexual offenders to register with the CSU, Chico Police Department if they are: residing on the university campus, enrolled as a student of the University (either full or part-time), employed by the University (either full or part-time, with or without pay), or working or carrying on a vocation at the University (e.g. contractors and vendors) for more than 14 days, or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year (including paid workers as well as volunteers).
Persons listed above must register with the CSU, Chico Police Department within five working days of commencing enrollment or employment with the University. Registrants are also required to notify the CSU, Chico Police Department within five working days of ceasing to be enrolled or employed, or ceasing to carry on a vocation at the University.
Information on registered sex offenders may be obtained at www.meganslaw.ca.gov
CRIME ALERT BULLETINS AND TIMELY WARNINGS
The CSU, Chico Police Department is committed to maintaining a safe campus and believes that a well-informed community is an integral component in achieving this goal.
When a crime of a serious nature occurs or when a situation arises that would continue to endanger or negatively affect the campus community, a crime alert bulletin will be issued electronically via campus and student announcements, campus e-mail, and posted on the CSU, Chico Police Department's website as soon as practical. Hard copies of the crime alert bulletin may also be posted on various bulletin boards across campus. The information posted in a crime alert bulletin shall include, but will not be limited to, information about the incident and how members of the campus community can better protect themselves.
The University's Chief of Police, Police Lieutenant, or the University's Public Information Officer is responsible for issuing crime alert bulletins. The issuing of a timely warning may be delayed if it is determined that such a warning would interfere with or hinder efforts to resolve the situation.
Crimes reported to pastoral or professional counselors are exempt from the timely warning requirement.
DAILY LOG ACCESS—Police and Fire calls for service
The CSU, Chico Police Department maintains a daily log of officer activity and calls for emergency service for the most recent 60-day period. The log is open for public inspection during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Log entries older than 60 days can be obtained by request within two business days.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE, EVACUATION, AND NOTIFICATION
CSU, Chico has a comprehensive Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) outlining campus emergency response and recovery procedures. The EPP was designed to serve as a guide for personal preparedness and response, and to establish policies, procedures and an organizational hierarchy for response to emergencies occurring on campus.
If an emergency or unplanned event occurs that threatens the safety of persons or property, the CSU, Chico Police Department should be notified immediately. The CSU, Chico Police Department will ensure the most rapid response of necessary resources. Police personnel will conduct or coordinate a rapid needs assessment with other personnel and communicate the findings to the appropriate designated authority to further close all or a portion of campus. It should be noted that some unplanned events or emergencies may dictate the need for CSU, Chico Police Department Officers to exercise their police powers to direct persons to evacuate buildings or areas directly affected by a criminal or non-criminal incident for safety and evidence preservation purposes.
When an unplanned event or emergency occurs, the CSU, Chico Police Department Watch Commander on duty will notify the following university officials as soon as possible:
- Police Lieutenant (Operations Commander)
- Chief of Police
- University President or designee
The decision to close the entire campus or any portion of the campus when an emergency or unplanned event occurs shall be made by the University President or designee. In most cases this decision will be made on the basis of information and recommendations received through consultation with the CSU, Chico Police Department and/or other emergency management personnel. When campus closure is authorized and/or a campus emergency is declared, the Emergency Operations Center Director (Chief of Police) will implement campus closure procedures.
In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, the University is committed to providing official emergency information as quickly as the situation allows. Information concerning the emergency and the status of CSU, Chico will be available to students, faculty, staff, and the local community through a variety of sources, including:
- CSU, Chico Home Page
- Emergency Preparedness Page
- E-mail Communications
- Voice and Text Messaging (Send Word Now—Register Here)
- Police Department's "Vehicle PA System"
- Local Media
- Departmental Phone Trees
The University's Chief of Police, Police Lieutenant, or the University’s Public Information Officer is responsible for issuing emergency notifications.
Faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to become familiar with the Emergency Preparedness Plan. Emergency phone numbers, as well as important information related to medical emergencies, earthquake and fire safety, chemical spills, toxic fumes, power outages, physical threat or assault/workplace violence, and bomb threats are contained in the EPP. It is important to have a plan and know what to do before, during, and after an emergency.
CAMPUS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EQUIPMENT TESTING
Blue Light Phone Testing
Each month, the CSU, Chico Police Department will test all blue light phones on campus. The outcome of testing each phone is logged on an excel spreadsheet and will be maintained and filed for a minimum of seven years. If there is a malfunction with any blue light phone, an equipment request will be sent to the appropriate office (either Facilities Management and Services for lighting malfunctions or User Services for telephone malfunctions). Follow up testing is conducted during the following month to ensure the phone/light has been fixed.
SkyTerra radio testing is done every month. CSU, Humboldt is the monitoring campus that conducts the test. After each monthly testing, CSU, Humboldt sends a summary sheet of that is maintained in the Department's files.
Every month, the CSU, Chico Police Department will test all AED's on campus. Any malfunctions will be submitted to the vendor—Cardiac Science. Follow up testing is conducted during the following month to ensure that any malfunctioning AED's have been fixed.
Mock Disaster Drill and Preparedness Exercise Procedures
All disaster drills and preparedness exercises are scheduled and planned through the CSU, Chico Police Department. A description of the scenario for each event will be reviewed by a member of the CSU, Chico Police Department staff at the level of Sergeant or above. The description will include the date, time, and announcement information. Following each event, an After Action Report will be completed and kept on file through the Emergency Preparedness Program in the CSU, Chico Police Department for a period of seven years.
The CSU, Chico Police Department is a full-service state police agency staffed by sworn state peace officers 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The peace officers have statewide police authority, full powers of arrest, and are vested with law enforcement powers pursuant to California Penal Code Section 830.2. Officers enforce local, state, and federal laws both on and off campus. As state officers, their police authority includes concurrent jurisdiction with the City of Chico Police Department on adjacent streets and in the surrounding community. An existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the CSU, Chico Police Department and the City of Chico Police Department clarifies the patrol boundaries as well as the roles and responsibilities of each department for crimes that occur on property owned or controlled by the University. Officers meet ongoing training requirements as mandated by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, as well as additional training designed to meet the needs of the university community. The law enforcement duties and responsibilities of CSU, Chico Police Department officers are often identical to those of local police officers or sheriff's deputies in your home community.
FACILITY ACCESS AND SECURITY
The CSU, Chico Police Department provides 24-hour patrol protection of university buildings, property, parking lots, and residence halls. Officers investigate crimes, alarms, and suspicious incidents and persons, and respond to medical aid calls and fires.
Campus facilities and buildings are generally open to the campus community, visitors, and guests Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and as certain special events dictate.
Access to campus residence halls is strictly restricted to residents, their guests, and university officials.
Campus shrubbery, trees, and other vegetation are routinely trimmed and artificial lighting maintained with safety issues in mind. The campus community is encouraged to report unsafe conditions, safety concerns, exterior lighting issues, or telephone malfunctions to Facilities Management and Services at (530) 898-6222 or the CSU, Chico Police at (530) 898-5555.
HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES
Campus Alcohol Policy
CSU, Chico complies with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1990 and the Higher Education Act Section 120a.
The possession, consumption, or transportation of alcoholic beverages on the University campus or in campus-owned facilities is generally prohibited as a matter of institutional policy. This policy is formalized in Executive Memorandum 99-11;. CSU, Chico and the CSU, Chico Police Department are very concerned about the abuse and over consumption of alcoholic beverages by students and devote a great deal of attention and resources to this serious issue. It is the belief of the CSU, Chico Police Department that education, as well as strict enforcement of local, state, and federal laws, will help to control the abuse of alcohol on campus. Education regarding the dangers of alcohol abuse will provide students with the opportunity to make informed choices regarding its use, while strict enforcement will help to ensure the safety and security of the campus community. It is important to note that the CSU, Chico Police Department will investigate and prosecute, to the fullest extent of the law, any violation of local, state, or federal laws pertaining to the use/abuse of alcohol. Successful prosecution can lead to fines or incarceration in county jail or state prison, depending on the violation committed.
The unlawful manufacture, distribution, sale, possession, or use of illegal drugs on the university campus or at any university-sponsored off campus event is prohibited. No one may use illegal substances, or abuse legal substances, including alcohol, in a manner which impairs performance of assigned tasks. Visit www.csuchico.edu/sa/alcoholpolicy/ for a detailed look at the university alcohol policy and alcohol abuse prevention programs offered by CSU, Chico. CADEC, the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center, provides culturally sensitive information about alcohol and other drugs to the campus community, involves a collective of students who assist in creating a campus environment that reinforces healthy lifestyles, provides support services for students who are experiencing problems with drugs or alcohol, and educates students about the impact of both alcohol and other drug abuse.
Excessive use of alcohol and other drugs is a serious health problem in and of itself, but can also contribute to a host of other physical and mental health problems such as unwanted pregnancy, psychological depression, violent behavior, HIV infection, and other sexually transmitted infections. Alcohol and drug abuse can also lead to failure in school, inability to hold a job, and legal problems.
The use of alcoholic beverages must be in compliance with California State Law, and is strictly limited to persons 21 years of age or older. The possession, transportation, and/or consumption of alcohol by individuals under 21 years of age is strictly prohibited. Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed in public areas.
The CSU, Chico Police Department strictly enforces federal and state laws, as well as the University's zero-tolerance policy, for the use and sale of illegal drugs. Violators are subject to university discipline, criminal prosecution, and/or removal from University Housing. Students engaging in the sale of illegal drugs will be expelled.
Students found in violation of university alcohol, drug, and/or weapons policies may be subject to academic probation, suspension, or expulsion. Parents or guardians may be notified about any disciplinary violation involving alcohol or a controlled substance that has been committed by a student under the age of 21.
Campus Policy on Controlled Substances
The unlawful manufacture, distribution, sales, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited on campus and on any workplace site of employees of the University. Violators of this prohibition are subject to criminal prosecution and/or disciplinary action, including reprimand, demotion, suspension without pay, or dismissal. This policy is formalized in Executive Memorandum 89-12.
State law prohibits the possession of weapons, including all firearms, fireworks and explosives, certain knives, and any dangerous weapons on campus. Violators are subject to university discipline, criminal prosecution, and/or arrest.
CSU, Chico is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is free from violence for all members of the university community. The University has a zero tolerance policy which prohibits violent acts or threats of violence against any member of the university community or property on university premises. In addition, the University has a zero tolerance policy prohibiting violence or threats of violence occurring off the university premises by an employee or person acting in the capacity of a representative or agent of the University if such violence or threat of violence affects the legitimate interests of the University. This policy is formalized in Executive Memorandum 02-116.
Sexual harassment is prohibited on campus and is defined as "unwelcome sexual conduct, sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and repeated derogatory sexual remarks." Violations by employees could result in disciplinary action ranging from verbal reprimand to dismissal from employment.
To make an inquiry or complaint against a university employee, contact Human Resources at (530) 898-6771.
To make an inquiry or complaint against a university student, contact the Office of Student Judicial Affairs at (530) 898-6897.
This policy is formalized in Executive Memorandum 99-20.
The CSU, Chico Police Department is committed to ensuring that students who are reported missing are located as quickly as possible.
Any time that a member of the university community receives a report that a resident of an on-campus housing facility has been out of contact and cannot be reached should immediately notify the CSU, Chico Police Department who will initiate a missing person investigation and if it is determined that the student has been missing for a period of 24 hours or more, will notify local law enforcement agencies and enter the missing student into the national law enforcement Missing Person System within 24 hours.
Students who reside in an on-campus student housing facility have the right to confidentially register the name and contact information of an individual whom they would like to have contacted, within 24 hours, if it is determined that they are missing or their whereabouts are unknown. If the missing student is under the age of 18, and is not an emancipated individual, the CSU, Chico Police Department will notify the student’s custodial parent or legal guardian immediately after determining that the student has been missing for 24 hours or more.
REPORTING CRIMES AND EMERGENCIES
Criminal activity and other emergencies occurring on-campus should be reported to the CSU, Chico Police Department immediately. CSU, Chico Police Department officers respond to all on-campus reports of fires, criminal/suspicious activity, and medical emergencies.
The CSU, Chico Police Department has primary law enforcement jurisdiction for all criminal incidents occurring on campus. This includes incident investigation, follow-up, and resolution, and work in conjunction with outside agencies, such as the Butte County Sheriff's Department, the City of Chico Police Department, and local fire and emergency medical services.
If you are off campus and are uncertain of the police jurisdiction you are in, your emergency call will be properly routed by dialing 9-1-1. For non-emergency information, contact any police agency and the dispatcher will refer you to the agency with primary jurisdiction over your incident.
Emergencies on campus: The on-campus emergency telephone number is 9-1-1. Use this number for reporting on-campus fires, criminal/suspicious activity, and medical emergencies. This number goes directly to the CSU, Chico Police Department. Dispatchers are trained to respond appropriately to emergencies of any nature.
Non-emergencies on campus: The non-emergency telephone number to reach the CSU, Chico Police Department is (530) 898-5555. This number should be utilized to obtain non-emergency, on-campus police services.
Blue Light Phones: There are 41 blue light emergency telephones located throughout the campus which connect directly to the CSU, Chico Police Department. These auto-dialing phones may be used to summon emergency police, fire, or medical assistance. The phones are equipped with a "Caller ID" feature which allows the dispatcher to know the exact location of the caller.
Emergencies off-campus: The off-campus emergency telephone number in Butte County is 9-1-1. Use this number from pay phones, cell phones, and all off-campus locations for community-based fire, police, and emergency medical services. Refer to your local telephone directory for further information.
CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS
The following statistics are being provided as part of CSU, Chico's commitment to safety and security on campus and to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The tables list crimes occurring on-campus, in residence halls, in non-campus areas, and in public areas adjacent to campus. These statistics include data received from other law enforcement agencies in response to annual requests. Crime statistics reported as occurring "on-campus" include incidents reported to the CSU, Chico Police Department as well as incidents reported to other campus officials, including but not limited to, directors, deans, Student Judicial Affairs, advisors to students, student organizers, athletic coaches, resident directors and resident advisors. Reports received from campus officials may have been submitted anonymously and may result in criminal statistics higher than those reported to the FBI by the CSU, Chico Police Department pursuant to their reporting guidelines. The crime definitions listed below will help you understand these statistics. Hard copies of this information are available upon request. If you have any questions, please contact the CSU, Chico Police Department at (530) 898-5555.
The following crime definitions are used in accordance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
Robbery: The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. (It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)
Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (All cases will be classified as motor vehicle theft where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned—including joyriding.)
Weapons Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons: carrying deadly weapons; concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Drug Abuse Violations: Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).
Liquor Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, transportation, furnishing, and possession of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)
Arson: Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling, house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.
Criminal Homicide—Manslaughter by Negligence: The killing of another person through gross negligence.
Criminal Homicide—Murder and Non Negligent Manslaughter: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
(The following sex offense definitions are excerpted from the National Incident-Based Reporting System Edition of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program.)
Sex Offenses—Forcible: Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
A. Rape - Sexual intercourse with a person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
B. Sodomy - Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
C. Sexual Assault With An Object - The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
D. Fondling - The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or, not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
Sex Offenses—Non Forcible: Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.
A. Incest - Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
B. Statutory Rape - Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
Domestic Violence: Asserted violent misdemeanor and felony offenses committed by the victim's current or former spouse, current or former cohabitant, person similarly situated under domestic or family violence law, or anyone else protected under domestic or family violence law.
Dating Violence: Violence by a person who has been in a romantic or intimate relationship with the victim. Whether there was such a relationship will be gauged by its length, type, and frequency of interaction.
Stalking: A course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for her, his, or others' safety, or to suffer substantial emotional distress.
Hate Crime: A criminal act involving one or more of the crimes mentioned above including murder, manslaughter, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson, and the crimes of larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation or vandalism, or any other crime involving bodily injury which was motivated by bias against any person or group of persons, or the property of any person or group of persons because of the ethnicity, race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability of the person or group, or bias based upon the perception that the person or group has one or more of those characteristics.
A. Theft (Larceny) - The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.
B. Simple Assault - An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration or loss of consciousness.
C. Intimidation - To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to a physical attack.
D. Vandalism - To willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.
*For information regarding hate incidents, please click here.
Criminal Offense Statistics
Any increase or decrease in specific statistics from a previous year may be due to our organization's better understanding of the regulations regarding how crimes should be classified and counted, and may not be due to an actual increase or decrease in reported crimes.
Offense (Reported By Hierarchy)
On Campus Property
Sex Offenses, Forcible (Rape, Sodomy, Sexual Assault w/object, and Fondling)
Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible (Incest and Statutory)
Motor Vehicle Theft
Liquor Law Arrests
Drug Law Arrests
Weapons Law Arrests
Liquor Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action
Drug Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action
Weapons Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action
Offense (Crimes Not Reported By Hierarchy)
On Campus Property
There were no reported hate crimes for 2013.
There was one reported incident with a bias of race that occurred on campus.
OBTAIN A COPY OF THIS REPORT
A copy of this report can be printed directly from this website. You may also request a copy of this report in person, at the front counter of the CSU, Chico Police Department. The police department is located on the corner of West 2nd and Chestnut Streets and is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. You can have a copy sent to you, whether by U.S. mail, fax or e-mail, by calling (530)898-4034.
FIRE SAFETY REPORT
The 2014 Fire Safety Report may be viewed here.