The Office of Clery Compliance maintains a log of all criminal incidents that occur within the University of Iowa's Clery geography and in the UI Police Department's patrol jurisdiction in compliance with the Clery Act.
Crime data for the log is gathered from multiple sources including calls for service to UIPD; information gathered from local law enforcement, the student disciplinary database, and statistical crime reports filed by Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). Offenses are reported pursuant to State Criminal Codes.
For additional information about the university's compliance with the Clery Act, visit the Office of Clery Compliance page.
Interpreting the Crime Log
The following is intended to assist you in understanding the information displayed in the crime log.
An official of an institution (sometimes known as a mandatory reporter) who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities including but not limited to student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings. An official is defined as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution. The U.S. Department of Education has provided examples of those who are likely CSAs.
- A dean of students, who oversees student housing, a student center, or extracurricular activities
- A director of athletics, all athletics coaches (including part-time employees and graduate assistants)
- A faculty advisor to a student group
- A student resident advisor (RA) or assistant
- A student who monitors access to residence halls or buildings that are owned by recognized student organizations
- A coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life
- A Title IX Coordinator
- An ombudsperson (including student ombudspersons)
- The director of a campus health or counseling center
- Victim advocates, or others who are responsible for providing victims with advocacy services, such as housing relocation, disciplinary action, court cases, etc.
- Members of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) or other sexual assault advocates
- Officers from local law enforcement who are contacted by the institution to provide campus safety-related services
*This is not an all-inclusive list.
A CSA report is not a report to the police department. CSA reports are documented incidents of Clery crimes occurring on Clery geography that were reported to a CSA to track crime statistics and provide safety information to the community. Since these reports are not official reports to campus police, UIPD is unable to investigate. The Clery Coordinator typically receives limited information on these incidents. For information on what constitutes a CSA, please see the FAQ.
To qualify as reportable, a Clery Act crime must have occurred in one of the following locations:
- On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the core campus (same reasonably contiguous geographic area) and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the area identified in paragraph (1), that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes.
- Non-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
- Public Property: All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the core campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the core campus.
The current status of a particular crime report. There are multiple types of dispositions, which are outlined in the next section.
The UI Police Department is actively investigating the case.
UI Police investigated the case and determined no crime occurred, or no crime was attempted.
All viable leads were exhausted without results. A suspect has not been arrested or cited and the investigation is no longer active. In some situations, a case may become inactive if a victim declines to move forward with an investigation. A case can be re-classified from “inactive” to “active” if viable leads become known.
The report was made directly to the Office of Clery Compliance and referred to the appropriate non-law enforcement entity for follow-up.
The UI Police Department is not actively investigating the case, but it has been referred the appropriate law enforcement agency for investigation. This sometimes occurs when an incident occurs in our Clery geography, but in another law enforcement agency’s jurisdiction.
The case is closed because UI Police made an arrest and a person was formally charged.
The suspect was issued a warning and has been barred from campus or a certain area of campus. If there is another violation, the suspect may be arrested and formally charged.
The law enforcement investigation and/or CSA report has been referred to the Title IX Coordinator for appropriate investigation, follow-up, and evaluation of sanctions.
The law enforcement investigation and/or CSA report has been referred to the Office of Student Accountability for appropriate investigation, follow-up, and evaluation of sanctions.
Case Number Guide
The first three to four letters of a case number vary depending on the source of the report.
- CRM – UI Police Criminal Report
- CSA – Campus Security Authority Report
- LLEA – Police report from local law enforcement or outside law enforcement agency
- GEN – Non-CSA report to Office of Clery Compliance