FBI Crime Index Offenses

UC’s FBI Part I Crime Offenses decreased by 6% in 2005. Violent crime increased by 2%, while property crime decreased by 7%. Property crime offenses represented 92% of the 6, 130 cases used by the FBI to determine the UC’s 2005 Crime Index.

Violent Crime

Summary

There were 466 reports of violent crimes in 2005, compared to 456 in 2004.

  • No homicides - the same as 2004
  • Twenty-one rapes - two less than 2004
  • Four attempted rapes - the same as 2004
  • Forty two robberies - nine more than 2004
  • Three hundred ninety-nine assaults - three more than 2004
  • Of the assaults reported in 2005, 287 were simple assaults compared to 325 in 2004

Property Crime

Summary

There were 5,664 property crimes reported in 2005, a decrease of 412 compared to 2004 .

  • Burglary - no percentage change from 2004
  • Larceny theft - decreased 7%
  • Motor vehicle theft - decreased 16%
  • Arson - decreased from 32 in 2004 to 10 in 2005

Other Offenses

Summary

The University of California Police Department began reporting other offenses based upon defined criteria derived from the FBI Part II definitions. “Other Offenses” reported in the 2004 Annual Report are now incorporated into Part II categories. Based on the different criteria for identifying and collecting the data, some of the headings for “Other Offenses” in previous years Annual Reports do not lend themselves to comparison with data collected in this Report. This has been noted where applicable in the information below.

The number of Systemwide reported instances of Forgery & Counterfeiting cases was 96 in 2005. While the University reported 71 cases “Forgery/NSF Checks” in 2004, the category measured in 2005 captures additional offenses.

The number of 2005 Systemwide reported cases for Fraud was 49. In 2004, this category was captured in “Misc.Offenses Report."

The number of reported embezzlement cases in 2005 was 9. In 2004, this category was captured in “Misc. Offense Report".

The number of reported offenses related for buying, receiving and/or possessing stolen property in 2005 was 511. In 2004, this category was captured in “Misc.Offenses Report.”

In 2005, the number of vandalism cases was 817 compared to 825 in 2004. This represents a 1% drop.

Weapons Offenses – Firearms: In 2005, the number of reported firearms offenses was 15 compared to 16 in 2004.

Weapons Offenses – All Others: In 2005, the number of weapons offenses – all other, was 68 compared to 42 in 2004. This represents an increase of 62%.

Overall, Weapons offenses increased 43% from 58 in 2004 to 83 in 2005.

The number of reported Sex Offenses in 2005 was 52. While the University reported 19 force & no force sex offenses in 2004, the category measured in 2005 captures additional offenses.

In 2005, there were 505 drug abuse violations. In 2004, there were 584 violations reported. Drug paraphernalia offenses are now measured in “All Other UCR.”

In 2005, there were no gambling offenses reported. In 2004, this category was captured in “Misc. Offense Report.”

In 2005, there were 274 reported DUI cases compared to 422 in 2004. This represents a 35% decrease in reported offenses.

The number of liquor law violations reported in 2005 was 158. In 2004, this category was captured in "Misc. Offense Report".

The number of drunkenness offenses in 2005 was 537. In 2004, the University reported 486 Public Drunkenness cases. The collection of data in 2005 was expanded to include other offenses of drunkenness and intoxication.

In 2005, there were 58 disorderly conduct cases. In 2004, the University reported 25 Disturbing the Peace violations. The collection of data in 2005 was expanded to include other offenses surrounding breaches of the peace.

Overall, in 2005 there were 938 All Other UCR offenses reported. Within this category, we identified the following four categories in order to highlight critical offenses reported within All Other Offenses.

All Other Offenses - Bomb Actual: The number of reported actual bomb offenses decreased from four reported in 2004 to one reported in 2005

All Other Offenses - Bomb Threat: The number of reported bomb threats increased from six reported in 2004 to eight reported in 2005

All Other Offenses - Trespass Demo: Incidents of trespassing related to campus demonstrations and protests did not change with one in 2004 and one reported in 2005.

All Other Offenses - Trespass Other: Other types of trespassing displayed a 3% increase from 205 in 2004 to 212 in 2005.

In 2005, there were 67 offenses in the categories of Offenses Against the Family & Children, Prostitution & Commercial Vice, Vagrancy, Suspicion, Curfew & Loitering, and Runaway. In 2004, these categories were captured in the "Misc. Offense Report" section.

Clearance Rates

The clearance rate for FBI Part I Offenses in 2005 was 8%. .

  • Forty-seven percent of reported violent crimes were cleared in 2005.
  • Five percent of property offenses were cleared in 2005.
  • The clearance rate for Part II offenses was 53% in 2005.

Arrests

University Police Officers arrested 3,692 persons in 2005. Of those arrested, 80% were not affiliated with the University. Of those total persons arrested in 2005, 118 persons were arrested for violent offenses and 304 for property crime.

Stolen & Recovered Property

Property reported stolen to U.C. Police in 2005 totaled $5,318,212. Of the loss, $1,267,786 was property of the University of California. Total property recovered was valued at $963,459 for an 18% recovery rate.

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