Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

'Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report' now available

The 2013-14 edition of the U-M "Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report" is now available, and it includes crime statistics for the 2012 calendar year that appear to reflect new policies encouraging the reporting of sexual misconduct.

 

More information

Download an electronic version of the annual reports.

• Hard-copy versions will be available in mid-October from the U-M Police Department at main libraries and administrative office, including the Office of Student Affairs and the Admissions office in the Student Activities Building.

Thirty-four sexual assaults were reported in 2012, 17 to police and 17 to non-police, such as the Office of Student Conflict Resolution or University Housing staff. This compares with 14 — eight to police and six to non-police — in 2011.

The U-M Police Department says the increase is indicative of a sexual assault policy — in effect as an interim policy since August 2011 and formally implemented this fall — that put in place protocols to encourage additional reporting of sexual misconduct.

Statistical highlights of the report in other categories show:

• Burglary reports to UMPD increased from 25 in 2011 to 37 in 2012.

• Alcohol arrests by UMPD decreased from 314 to 263. However, disciplinary referrals handled by staff increased from 855 to 941.

• Drug arrests by UMPD increased from 102 to 134, while disciplinary referrals remained comparable.

The annual document is a resource for issues of campus safety, including emergency services, safety tips, university policies and state laws, and additional support services. Additionally, it contains the Annual Fire Safety Report regarding fire safety and fire statistics in on-campus housing.

The publication also includes three-year statistics of reported crime, including bias-motivated crimes, on the Ann Arbor campus and adjoining properties in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Additional safety and security information, including crime alerts and daily crime incident logs, can be viewed at the UMPD website. For answers to questions, please call 734-763-3434.