UVA Public Safety report published

The University of Virginia has published an annual report that takes a look at crime on Central Grounds as well as its satellite locations across the Commonwealth. The 2022 Annual Fire Safety and Security Report covers the activities and statistics compiled by the UVA Department of Safety and Security, which includes the UVA Police Department with its 170 employees.

“UPD participates in a mutual aid agreement with other local departments and a cooperative patrol agreement with the City of Charlottesville, which gives University officers jurisdiction in much of the city area surrounding the University,” reads a description on page 11 of the report. (review the report)

“The mutual aid agreements do not apply to the investigation of most criminal cases, as UPD provides the full range of police services,” the report continues.

UVA is compelled to provide the report due to the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act. This was signed into law in 1990 after the 1986 murder of a student raped and murdered in her residence hall at Lehigh University. 

In Charlottesville in 2021, there were 15 reported incidents of rapes with 11 of those on campus and four off campus. There were 42 stalking incidents reported, 19 motor vehicle thefts, 12 burglaries and 13 aggravated assaults. There were four hate crimes.

For the full details, take a look at the report. The disclosures begin on page 82.  Thanks to the Cavalier Daily’s Notes from Newcomb for notifying me of this report. Take a look at the story from Emily Horn and Allison Metcalf

Crime statistics for 2021 (Credit: UVA Department of Safety and Security)

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