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UNIVERSITY SAFETY

ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT

2016

ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT 2016

Delaware locations:

New Castle Campus (Main Campus) Dover Site

Wilson Graduate Center Site Brandywine Site Middletown Site

Dover Air Force Base Georgetown (at Delaware Technical Community College, Georgetown campus)

New Jersey locations:

Mt. Laurel (at Burlington County College, Mt. Laurel campus) Pemberton (at Burlington County College, Pemberton campus)

Cumberland (Cumberland County College Salem (at Salem Community College)

Gloucester (at Rowan College, Gloucester County) Joint Base Maguire-Dix-Lakehurst

Maryland location:

Elkton (Cecil College at Elkton Station)

WILMINGTON UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF UNIVERSITY SAFETY

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CLERY ACT

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal student aid programs are subject to it.

The Clery Act was signed into law in 1990 as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. It was supported by Howard & Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. They also founded the non-profit Security On Campus, Inc. in 1987. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery.

Crime statistics are published in our Annual Security Report. These published statistics are collected by direct reports to Department of Safety, reports to an identified Campus Security Authority, reports to location specific university official, and those crimes reported to local law enforcement.

CLERY CRIMES

The Clery Act requires the following crimes to be disclosed:

Criminal Offenses:

Criminal Homicide, including Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter, and Manslaughter by Negligence; Sexual Assault, including Rape, Fondling, Incest, and Statutory Rape; Robbery; Aggravated Assault; Burglary; Motor Vehicle Theft; and Arson;

Hate Crimes:

Any of the above-mentioned offenses, and any incidents of Larceny-Theft, Simple Assault, Intimidation, or Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property that were motivated by bias;

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Offenses:

Any incidents of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking; and

Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action for:

Weapons (carrying, possession of, etc.) Law Violations, Drug Abuse Violations, and Liquor Law Violations.

This Annual Security Report (ASR), available online and in paper form (upon request), serves to satisfy this federal regulation. Each year, notification of the availability of the Annual Security Report is sent to all members of the Wilmington University community via email notification. The ASR is also posted on the university's website (wilmu.edu/security/2016-annual-security-report.pdf).

This report has been prepared by the Wilmington University Department of Safety and is provided to meet the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (Clery Act). The report contains policy statements that address the University's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security. Three (3) years' worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. Separate tables of crime statistics are published for each location that constitutes a "Separate Campus" in accordance with the Clery Act.

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CLERY GEOGRAPHY (LOCATIONS THAT MATTER):

The Department of Education broadly defines Clery geography. It is within this geography, the above listed Clery crimes must be disclosed. Specifically, crimes must be reported that occur: (1) on Campus, (2) on Public Property within or immediately adjacent to the campus, and (3) in or on noncampus buildings or property that your institution owns or controls. The Department of Education Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting further defines locations "owned or controlled" in the last element to include the use of an off-site building or property in which the university has some type of an agreement for use, whether formal or informal, written or unwritten. Some examples of this expansive definition include: short-stay "away" trips, athletic fields, school-sponsored trips, study abroad programs, athletic fields and facilities.

For a more detailed definition of Clery geography, please visit this U.S. Department of Education link: www2.admins/lead/safety/campus.html or call or email Wilmington University Clery Compliance Coordinator Wyatt Foraker at 302.356.6942 or wyatt.a.foraker@wilmu.edu.

CRIME STATISTICS--EXTERNAL SOURCES:

Law enforcement agencies and university safety departments having jurisdiction over identified Clery geography locations (listed below, by state) have been sent crime statistic requests and received responses are published within this document.

Delaware

Delaware State Police New Castle County Police Wilmington Police Department Dover Air Force Base, 436th Security Forces Squadron City of Dover Police Department Newark Police Department Delaware City Police Department New Castle City Police Department Middletown Police Department Georgetown Police Department Rehoboth Beach Police Department Town of Smyrna Police Department Milford Police Department Delaware Technical Community College, Department of Public Safety

New Jersey

New Jersey State Police Burlington Township Police Department

Mount Laurel Police Department Deptford Police Department

Carney's Point Police Department Vineland Police Department

Joint Base Maguire-Dix-Lakehurst 87th Security Forces Salem Community College, Department of Public Safety

Rowan College, Department of Public Safety Cumberland County Community College, Department of Public Safety Burlington County Community College,Department of Public Safety

Carney's Point Police Department

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New Jersey (continued)

Caldwell University Campus Safety Office Glassboro Police Department Washington Township Police

Gloucester County Educational Campus Safety and Security Department

District of Columbia

United States Capitol Police

Florida

Broward County Sheriff 's Department Palm Beach Gardens Police Department

Clermont Police Delray Beach Police Department

Louisiana

New Orleans Police Department

Maryland

Elkton Police North East Police Department

New York

Dominican College Office of Public Safety New York City Police Department Midtown North Precinct Long Island University Post, Department of Public Safety

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Police Philadelphia University Office of Safety and Security

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach Police Department

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CRIME STATISTICS--INTERNAL SOURCES

Crime statistics contained within the Annual Campus Security Report also include those responses received by, or directly reported to, the Department of University Safety and specifically requested of identified Campus Security Authorities at Wilmington University, such as:

Campus Police/Safety Department Coaches and Assistant Coaches, including volunteers Faculty or Staff Advisors to Student Organizations Dean (Assistant Dean) of Students Student Discipline, Conduct or Judicial Officers Director/Assistant Directors of Athletics and Coaches/Assistant Coaches Administrators who Oversee Separate Campuses Faculty or Staff Advisors to Student Organizations on Campus Access Monitors Staff Escorts Staff in the Student Center or Student Union Building Staff in the Student Activities Office Contract Security Officers or Event Security Officers Student Ambassadors Study Aboard Coordinators Title IX Coordinator

Accessibility to Crime Statistics and Annual Security Report

The Department of University Safety also submits annual crime statistics to the United States Department of Education and is available on the Department of Education website (ope.campussafety/#/institution/list).

Each year, a correspondence is sent to every student explaining where to locate the Annual Campus Security Report on the University website. The notification includes the address for the Department of University Safety website (wilmu.edu/security/2016-annual-security-report.pdf) and what information can be found on the site. These notices are also reproduced and included in packages for prospective employees and students.

Interpretation of Crime Statistics

Later in this report, you will find specific information about classifying crime statistics as well as details of each crime listed. The statistics provided in this report are published in accordance with the guidelines established by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Handbook and federal law (Clery Act). Also included, for reference, are the applicable state statutes for these crime categories.

The number of victims involved in an incident is indicated in the statistics column of the following crime classifications: Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter, Manslaughter by Negligence, Sex Offenses, and Aggravated Assault. For example, if an aggravated assault occurs and there are three (3) victims, this would be counted as three (3) aggravated assaults on the crime statistics chart.

The number reflected in the statistics for the following crime categories includes one offense per incident. These offenses are Robbery, Burglary, Larceny, and Arson. For example, if five (5) students are walking across campus together and they are robbed, this would count as one (1) incident of robbery on the crime statistics chart. In the case of motor vehicle theft, each vehicle stolen is counted as a vehicle theft.

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