Annual Crime Statistics: 2013-2014-2015

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“The Clery Act”) requires the annual publication, by institutions of higher education, of selected crime, arrest, and disciplinary statistics for the previous three calendar years. This page is part of Western’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which we encourage you to read in full.

Collection of Statistics: The Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services and the Office of University Communications coordinate the preparation of the annual security and fire safety report, including the gathering of crime statistics. The annual crime statistics are compiled from data provided by the University Police Department, the Bellingham Police Department, University Residences, University Judicial Services, and designated Campus Security Authorities (WWU officials who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities). To gather crime statistics for off-campus facilities, the University Police Department requests information from each facility’s staff and from the applicable local authorities. If you have questions regarding the statistics published here, please contact the office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services.

Crime Definitions: The crime definitions used to collate the statistics in this report conform with the requirements of the implementing regulations of the Clery Act (ref. 34 CFR §668.46(c)(7)).

Hate Crimes: The Clery Act requires institutions to report any crime involving bodily injury, intimidation, theft, or damage/destruction/vandalism of property that manifests evidence that the victim was targeted because of his or her actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability status. There were two reports of hate crimes in 2013, three reports in 2014, and one report in 2015.

Note on Statistics: These statistics represent crimes reported to a wide variety of officials, both on and off campus. Officials at WWU take a very proactive approach to the enforcement of university policies and of local, state, and federal laws. Higher reported numbers do not necessarily mean higher occurrences of crime. Higher numbers are often a result of more comprehensive enforcement and reporting.

Reported Crimes 2013-2015

Category / Location
2013 2014 2015
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter:      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 0 0 0
On Campus - residential facilities only 0 0 0
Non-campus building or property 0 0 0
Adjacent public property 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter:      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 0 0 0
On Campus - residential facilities only 0 0 0
Non-campus building or property 0 0 0
Adjacent public property 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offenses: * †      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 3 5
On Campus - residential facilities only 3 4
Non-campus building or property 0 0
Adjacent public property 0 0
Nonforcible Sex Offenses: * †      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 0 0
On Campus - residential facilities only 0 0
Non-campus building or property 0 0
Adjacent public property 0 0
Rape: †      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 5
On Campus - residential facilities only 5
Non-campus building or property 0
Adjacent public property 0
Fondling: †      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 6
On Campus - residential facilities only 6
Non-campus building or property 0
Adjacent public property 0
Statutory Rape: †      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 0
On Campus - residential facilities only 0
Non-campus building or property 0
Adjacent public property 0
Incest: †      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 0
On Campus - residential facilities only 0
Non-campus building or property 0
Adjacent public property 0
Stalking:      
On campus - Total 1 2 7
On Campus - residential facilities only 0 2 3
Non-campus building or property 0 0 0
Adjacent public property 0 0 0
Dating Violence:      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 3
On Campus - residential facilities only 1
Non-campus building or property 0
Adjacent public property 0
Domestic Violence:      
On campus - Total 2 1 1
On Campus - residential facilities only 0 1 0
Non-campus building or property 0 0 0
Adjacent public property 0 0 0
Robbery:      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 0 0 1
On Campus - residential facilities only 0 0 0
Non-campus building or property 0 0 0
Adjacent public property 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault:      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 3 1 1
On Campus - residential facilities only 1 1 0
Non-campus building or property 0 0 0
Adjacent public property 0 0 0
Burglary:      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 14 6 5
On Campus - residential facilities only 7 3 4
Non-campus building or property 1 1 0
Adjacent public property 0 0 0
Hate Crimes:      
On Campus Total 2 3 1
Motor Vehicle Theft:      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 2 2 0
On Campus - residential facilities only 0 0 0
Non-campus building or property 0 0 1
Adjacent public property 0 0 0
Arson:      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 1 0 1
On Campus - residential facilities only 1 0 1
Non-campus building or property 0 0 0
Adjacent public property 0 0 0
Simple Assault:      
On campus - Total 6 4
On-campus - residential facilities only 1 4
Non-campus Building or Property 0 0
Adjacent Public Property 1 0
Arrests and Disciplinary Referrals 2013-2015

Category / Location
2013 2014 2015
Arrests for Alcohol Violations:      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 12 13 0
On Campus - residential facilities only 3 9 0
Non-campus building or property 0 0 0
Adjacent public property 13 0 0
Arrests for Drug Related Violations:      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 1 12 1
On Campus - residential facilities only 0 9 0
Non-campus building or property 0 0 0
Adjacent public property 10 2 1
Arrests for Illegal Weapons Possession:      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 0 1 0
On Campus - residential facilities only 0 0 0
Non-campus building or property 0 0 0
Adjacent public property 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals for Alcohol Violations: **      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 331 331 274
On Campus - residential facilities only 317 320 263
Non-campus building or property 0 0 0
Adjacent public property 1 5 3
Disciplinary Referrals for Drug Related Violations: **      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 180 235 184
On Campus - residential facilities only 180 225 178
Non-campus building or property 0 0 0
Adjacent public property 1 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals for Illegal Weapons Possession: **      
On Campus - Total (includes residential facilities below) 0 2 1
On Campus - residential facilities only 0 0 1
Non-campus building or property 0 0 0
Adjacent public property 0 0 0

Table Notes

* The F.B.I. defines "forcible sex offenses" as: rape and attempted rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling. The F.B.I. defines "non-forcible sex offenses" as: incest and statutory rape.

The Violence Against Women Act altered reporting under the categories of "Forcible Sex Offenses" and "Non-Forcible Sex Offenses," which are no longer required. Beginning in 2015, universities report the categories of "Rape," "Fondling," "Statutory Rape" and "Incest."

Denotes no required reporting for the year.

** The number of persons referred for disciplinary action does not include persons arrested and reported in the arrest categories above.


On campus is defined as any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls and any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the said area and is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).


Non-campus building or property is defined as any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution and any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution. This category includes any incidents reported at WWU’s Lakewood facility at Lake Whatcom, Bellingham; Viqueen Lodge on Sinclair Island; the Hannegan Environmental Center, Bellingham; WWU Shannon Point Marine Laboratory, Anacortes; and the Education Centers at Bremerton, Everett, Port Angeles and Seattle.


Adjacent public property is defined as all public property (including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities) that is within the campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

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