Statistics & Reporting
A commitment to transparency is the foundation of our Department. We believe that an informed campus community is powerful, and by educating ourselves on the challenges we face, we can work toward an environment of safety, security and continuous growth.
The up-to-date, accurate reports we provide align with our values and the Clery Act of 1990, which requires institutions of higher education to disclose criminal offense, hate crime, arrest and disciplinary referral statistics based on the definitions provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. These definitions are from the FBI’s UCR program, the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual or from definitions provided by the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.
Reportable Offenses & Definitions
- Source: FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook - Revised 2004 (pdf)
- Rape - The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
- Incest - Non-forcible intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
- Fondling- The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
- Statutory Rape - Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
- Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter - The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
- Negligent Manslaughter - The killing of another person through gross negligence.
- Robbery - 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 (Please note weapon used: firearm, knife or cutting instrument, other dangerous weapon, strong arm (hands, fists, feet, etc.).
- 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 means likely to produce death or great bodily harm (Please note weapon used: firearm, knife or cutting instrument, other dangerous weapon, strong-arm - hands, fists, feet, etc.).
- 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.
- Liquor Law Violations - The violation of state and local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.
- Drug Law Violations - The violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance.
- Weapons Violations - The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons.
- Dating violence - Defined by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) only requires violence or a threat of violence in a case of a relationship of a romantic or sexual nature. (not defined under C.R.S.)
- Domestic Violence - 18-6-800.3(1), C.R.S. 2014 : “Domestic violence” means an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. “Domestic violence” also includes any other crime against a person, or against property, including an animal, or any municipal ordinance violation against a person, or against property, including an animal, when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed against a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.
- Consent - 18-3-401(1.5), C.R.S. 2014 “Consent” means cooperation in act or attitude pursuant to an exercise of free will and with knowledge of the nature of the act. A current or previous relationship is not sufficient to constitute consent. Submission under the influence of fear does not constitute consent.
- Stalking - 18-3-602 C.R.S.- A person commits stalking if directly, or indirectly through another person, the person knowingly:
- (a) Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, or places under surveillance that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship; or
- (b) Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly makes any form of communication with that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship, regardless of whether a conversation ensues; or
- (c) Repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, places under surveillance or makes any form of communication with another person, a member of that person's immediate family or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship in a manner that would cause a reasonable person to suffer serious emotional distress and does cause that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship to suffer serious emotional distress. For purposes of this paragraph (c), a victim need not show that he or she received professional treatment or counseling to show that he or she suffered serious emotional distress.
Sexual Assault 18-3-402
- (1) Any actor who knowingly inflicts sexual intrusion or sexual penetration on a victim commits sexual assault if:
- (a)The actor causes submission of the victim by means of sufficient consequence reasonably calculated to cause submission against the victim's will; or
- (b) The actor knows that the victim is incapable of appraising the nature of the victim's conduct; or
- (c) The actor knows that the victim submits erroneously, believing the actor to be the victim's spouse; or
- (d) At the time of the commission of the act, the victim is less than fifteen years of age and the actor is at least four years older than the victim and is not the spouse of the victim; or
- (e) At the time of the commission of the act, the victim is at least fifteen years of age but less than seventeen years of age and the actor is at least ten years older than the victim and is not the spouse of the victim; or
- (f) The victim is in custody of law or detained in a hospital or other institution and the actor has supervisory or disciplinary authority over the victim and uses this position of authority to coerce the victim to submit, unless the act is incident to a lawful search; or
- (g) The actor, while purporting to offer a medical service, engages in treatment or examination of a victim for other than a bona fide medical purpose or in a manner substantially inconsistent with reasonable medical practices; or
- (h) The victim is physically helpless and the actor knows the victim is physically helpless and the victim has not consented.
Statistics & Directives
We keep our community informed through up-to-date statistics for on-campus crime, as well as reports on Department of Campus Safety practices.
Alerts & Advisories
We provide timely crime alerts and advisories for potentially serious and continuing situations pertaining to the DU community from Campus Safety and local law enforcement agencies.
We provide timely notifications via email, phone & text message for impending or active emergencies, as well as school closures for weather or other reasons.
View our Campus Security Authority report, as well as our annual Security & Fire Safety report.
Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act mandates that convicted sex offenders who are required to register under state law must also disclose their association with institutions of higher education when applicable. Specifically affected are those registered sex offenders who attend, are employed by/at, or volunteer at institutions of post‐secondary education.
How to Inquire
Inquiries regarding registered sex offenders who reside in the neighborhood or who have disclosed an association with the University of Denver, as noted above, should be directed to:
- Denver Police Department – Administration Bldg
1331 Cherokee Street Denver, CO
- In-Person: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm, excluding holidays
- Information Desk: 720.913.6010
- Non-Emergency Line: 720.913.2000
- Sex Offender Hotline: 720.913.6511
Additionally, requests for information about sex offenders in Colorado may be obtained at the following websites:
- Denver Police Department Sex Offenders Tracking and Registration
- Public Sexual Offender Tracking and Registration
- Colorado Bureau of Investigation
- National Sex Offender Public Website
For more information on CSCPA, individuals may view the Disclosure of Education Records Concerning Registered Sex Offenders on the U.S. Department of Education’s website
- Denver Police Department – Administration Bldg
Missing Student Policy
View the Policy
- Members of the University community who believe that a student residing in on-campus housing is missing should immediately contact Campus Safety at 303.871.2334 (1- 2334).
- They may also notify the student’s Resident Assistant, Resident Director, Graduate Resident Director or the residence hall’s Desk Assistant.
- Those who suspect a student living in a fraternity or sorority may be missing should contact Campus Safety or the Director or Assistant Director of Campus Activities.
- Once notified of a potentially missing student, Campus Safety will initiate an investigation to determine the student’s status.
- Methods employed by Campus Safety to determine if a student is missing may include, but are not limited to:
- Attempting to contact the missing student utilizing phone and email contact information they have provided the University, retrieving their ID photo from the Pioneer Card office
- Checking their class schedule and attempting to contact them in class
- Contacting their parents, their roommate, friends, etc.
- Should Campus Safety’s investigation determine that the student is in fact missing, and has been missing for more than 24 hours, the Denver Police Department and the student’s designated missing person emergency contact will be notified.
- If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, Campus Safety will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately after the student has been determined to be missing more than 24 hours.
- Students living in on-campus housing are directed to designate a missing-person contact.
- All students may designate a missing-person contact online when designating other emergency contacts. This person is distinct from other emergency contacts, although students may opt to have their missing-person contact the same as other emergency contacts. In the event the student is suspected to be missing, the University will contact that individual.