Campus Crime Statistics Disclosure
Section 668.46(b) of the Campus Security Act requires Columbus Technical College to publish and distribute an annual security report. This catalog and student handbook contains the required disclosure information.
The Campus Security Act requires statistical reporting of certain offenses as defined in accordance with the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) System, as modified by the Hate Crimes Statistics Act.
The National Association of College and University Attorneys College Law Digest defines crimes that must be reported as follows:
- Murder: the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
- Negligent Manslaughter: the killing of another person through gross negligence.
- Forcible and Non-forcible Sexual Offenses: a forcible sex offense is 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, and includes forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling. Non-forcible sex offenses are acts of unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse and include incest and statutory rape. Depending on the circumstances, acquaintance rape could be in either category.
- Robbery: the taking of, or attempting to take, anything of value under confrontational circumstances from the control, custody, or care of another person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear of immediate harm.
- Aggravated Assault: an unlawful attack by one person upon another in which the offender uses a weapon or displays it in a threatening manner or the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness. Note that an unsuccessful attempt to commit murder would be classified as an aggravated assault.
- Burglary (breaking and entering): the unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft. Note that forced entry is not a required element of the offense; as long as the entry is unlawful (constituting a trespass), it may be accomplished via an unlocked door or window. Included are unsuccessful attempts where force is employed or where a perpetrator is frightened off while entering an unlocked door or window.
- Motor Vehicle Theft: the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
- Arson: a 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.