The Rutgers University Police Department maintains a Clery Crime and Fire Log, updated within two business days of the RUPD receiving a crime report, to keep the university community informed about campus crime. This log is maintained in compliance with the Clery Act, which mandates that the University publish information about reported crime within the RUPD’s patrol jurisdiction and on Rutgers’ on-campus, non-campus, and public property, as defined by the Act. Crime data for the log is gathered from multiple sources including calls for service to RUPD; information gathered from a student disciplinary database and statistical crime reports filed by Campus Security Authorities. Offenses are reported pursuant to State Criminal Codes.
In compliance with the Clery Act, RUPD does not include crimes that occur outside of Clery geography or RUPD’s patrol jurisdiction. A copy of the log, which is maintained for 60 days from when a crime was reported, can be viewed online, or in person at any Rutgers Police Department Station.
For further information about the Rutgers’ commitment to safety and compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act (20 U.S.C. § 1092(f); please contact the Deputy Chief Michael Rein by phone at (848) 932-4930 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following definitions are provided to assist the reviewer in understanding the Daily Crime & Fire Safety Log:
- CLEARED BY CITATION – A citation (ticket) has or will be issued.
- CLEARED BY ARREST – A suspect has been charged and referred to a court for prosecution.
- CLOSED OR INACTIVE – A suspect has not been arrested or cited and the case is not being actively investigated at this time.
- DISCIPLINARY REFERRAL – Indicates that a crime has not been reported to law enforcement but has been referred to the Dean of Students or another University office for adjudication.
- DISPOSITION – The current status of a particular crime report. Dispositions are updated within two business days of when a change is made, until 60 days from when the Time Reported, when the crime is removed from the Clery Crime & Fire Log (Log).
- INCIDENT NUMBER – Indicates the call for service number assigned to the incident being reported.
- GENERAL LOCATION – The Street address, intersection or University Building where the crime or fire was reported to have occurred.
- NATURE - The nature of the crime or fire reported. NOTE: One criminal incident may lead to multiple offenses noted in the Log under one Incident Number. For instance, an incident in which one person procured liquor for another while using false identification will be listed as two rows as two crimes, False ID Possession and Underage Liquor Procurement.
- OPEN/PENDING – Case is being actively investigated.
- OCCURRED DATE – The date and time that a crime or fire was reported to have occurred. When a particular date and time is unknown, an estimate is provided. If an estimate is impossible, Time Occurred is listed as Unknown.
- REPORT DATE – The date and time that a crime or fire was reported to the Rutgers University Police Department.
- UNFOUNDED – The criminal allegation was found to be false or baseless after the completion of a police investigation.