Clery Act

Statistics provided in compliance with the Clery Act. You may view campus security statistics for over 6,000 colleges and universities in the United States on the OPE Campus Security Statistics Web site.

The Simpson College Campus Security and Safety statistics are compiled from all reported incidents to members/departments of the Student Development office.  These departments include but are not limited to the following:  Vice president of Student Development, Security Department, Residential Life/Housing, and Greek Life.  A formal report is not needed in order for a statistic to be included in the annual crime report.  The report is published by October 1st of the current year and includes statistics for the previous calendar year.  For example, the 2013 report includes statistics from January 1st, 2012 to December 31st, 2012.

The Security Office compiles campus crime statistics for any incident which occurs at any college-owned campus location as well as all fraternity and sorority houses.  The staff, in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, keeps a record of these statistics and reports the information to the National Uniform Crime Report Division of the F.B.I.

2013 Security Reports

Indianola Campus

West Des Moines Campus

Ankeny Campus

 

Definitions of reportable crimes:

Criminal Homicide

Murder and non-negligent manslaughter.
The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Negligent manslaughter.
The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Forcible Sex Offenses

Forcible Rape.
The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not   forcibly or against that person’s will, where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his or her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his or her youth).

Forcible sodomy.
Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly against the person’s will, where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his or her youth or because of his or her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Sexual Assault with an object.
The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against that person’s will, where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his or her youth or because of his or her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Forcible fondling
The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or, not forcibly or against that person’s will, where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his or her youth or because of his or her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Non-forcible sex offenses

Incest
Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

Statutory rape
Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

Robbery
The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault
An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.  This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by a means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. (It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife or other weapon is used that could and possibly would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)

Burglary
The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.

Motor vehicle theft
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Arson
Any 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.

Other Offenses

Liquor law violations.
The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned activities. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)

Drug abuse violations.
Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs.

Weapon law violations.
The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: the manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; the carrying of deadly weapons, concealed or openly; the furnishing of deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned acts.

Hate Crimes
The Clery Act requires institutions to separately report all Hate Crimes statistics on any of the previously mentioned offenses or any other crime involving bodily injury reported to local police agencies or to a campus security authority, that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias or the perpetrator perceived the person to be in one of the protected group categories-Race, Gender, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Ethnicity, and Disability.
As of August 14, 2008 the Clery Act was amended to include larceny/simple assault, intimidation and destruction/damage/vandalism (except arson) as reportable categories of hate crimes.