Campus Crime Statistics

The Jeanne Clery Act requires institutions to publish and distribute an annual security report containing campus policies and procedures as well as campus crime statistics.

The crime statistics are a combination of incidents that were reported to Columbus Technical College’s Security officers and Muscogee County Sheriff’s Deputies, and college officials. The crime statistics are categorized using the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting definitions. These statistics were compiled during the period of January 1 – December 31 of the year indicated.

Hate crime legislation also requires that institutions report by category of prejudice, any crime it reports that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.

FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Definitions

Murder and Non negligent Manslaughter
As a general rule, any death due to injuries received in a fight, argument, quarrel, assault, or commission of a crime.
Negligent Manslaughter
The killing of another person through gross negligence.  This offense does not include “Vehicular Manslaughter” which is reportable as “All Other Offenses”.
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.
Sex Offenses / Non-Forcible
Acts of unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse, and include incest and statutory rape.
Robbery
The taking, 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 putting the victim in fear of immediate harm.
Aggravated Assault
An unlawful attack by one person upon another wherein the offender uses a weapon or displays it in a threatening manner, or 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.
Burglary
The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with intent to commit a felony or theft.
Arson
To unlawfully and intentionally damage, or attempt to damage, any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device.
Motor Vehicle Theft
The taking or attempting to take a motor vehicle.  A motor vehicle is a self-propelled vehicle that runs on the surface of land and not on rails.
Liquor Law Violations
The violations of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages.
Drug Law Violations
The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation, importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance.
Weapon Law Violations
The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, transportation, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons.

Definitions of Categories

For purposes of reporting the statistics with the crimes described below, an institution of higher education shall distinguish, by means of separate categories, any criminal offenses that occur.

On Campus
(1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the 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 statement (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).  On Campus statistics are the total cumulative offenses committed On Campus, in Residence Halls or Other Residential Facilities, in Non-Campus Building or Property and on Public Property.
Residence Halls or Other Residential Facilities
Includes only those crimes that were reported to have occurred in residence halls or other residential facilities.
Non-Campus Building  or Property
(1)  Any building or property owned or controlled by a student or 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 campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Statistics for Columbus Technical College

Occurrence 2006 2007 2008
Murder 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0
Non-forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 1 2
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests:
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violation 0 1 0
Weapons Possession 2 6 0
Disciplinary Referrals:
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 1 0
Weapons Possession 0 4 0

The College does not provide residence halls or other residential facilities.

No relevant occurrences or arrests were reported for non-campus buildings or property, or on applicable public property.