Crime Statistics for Colorado State University
Crime statistics tell us what has been reported to officials. Statistics may or may not be representative of what is actually occurring. The Chronicle of Higher Education has noted that colleges and universities that have comprehensive resources and services experience an increase in crime reporting, which is not necessarily a factor in determining the frequency of a crime. The university works hard to provide a safe environment in which to report crime and a culture encouraging our community to do so.
Crime, and specifically violent crime, is said to occur on most campuses in the United States.
Colorado State University has been committed for decades to the safety, protection, education, and awareness of its students, faculty, staff, and community. Long before it was required by law, CSU made crime statistics available through this publication and other campus and community communications. In doing so, the university community has become aware of safety concerns and what is happening to address those concerns.
Through close working relationships with area law enforcement, including Fort Collins Police Services, CSU is informed and responds, typically via the student conduct system, to incidents involving students in the community, including any criminal activity by students at non‐campus locations.
This report contains disciplinary and crime statistics for Colorado State University. Student Conduct Services summary report is a compilation of the total number of disciplinary referrals.
The information included in this report is provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990, the Drug‐Free Work Place Act, the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, and the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. This publication is intended to provide a general description of campus security arrangements and not to serve as a contractual agreement between the university and the recipient. Security procedures are subject to change without notice.
* For an incident to be classified as a hate crime, it must first meet the definition of a crime. Crimes that can be classified as hate crimes include: murder, non-negligent manslaughter, sexual assault, robbery, burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft, vandalism, aggravated assault, simple assault, intimidation and arson. To be classified as a hate crime, the incident must first be determined to be a criminal act, and evidence must also exist that the crime was motivated by the offender’s bias against the victim based on one or more of these identities, as defined by law: disability (physical, psychological, cognitive and chronic health); ethnicity; gender; gender identity; race; national origin; religion; and sexual orientation. The Clery Act requires the university to report in this document incidents that fall within select, specific categories of hate crimes that occurred on university property. It is important to note that the incidents reflected in these charts do not count non-criminal acts of bias and hate reported to the university’s bias reporting system or CSUPD
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*Please see these definitions for domestic violence and dating violence: //safetyreport.colostate.edu/sample-page/interpersonal-violence-definitions-and-reporting-options/). In the 2020 report, some cases that could be classified as dating violence by the Clery Act definition were categorized by the Colorado law definition as domestic violence for the purposes of this data.