Campus Security Act Compliance

Crime statistics

The Washington University School of Medicine makes certain reports and statistics available to its community and to prospective students and employees. The School of Medicine’s statistical crime report, which is published annually, presents statistics for the three most recent calendar years. A Daily Crime LogĀ provides information about all crimes reported to Protective Services. A reported crime is added to the log within 24 hours after its occurrence, in most cases.

Any individual or School of Medicine Department with access to the Internet can print out a paper copy of this information. If an individual or a particular university department does not have Internet access, a printout of all or portions of the report may be requested from the Protective Services Department, 314-362-4357.

We believe that the information provided herein is informative and helpful. We hope that everyone will take time to read it and to refer to this website regularly for additional information and crime prevention tips. The data presented on this web page is intended to be a convenient source of information to help members of the campus community keep themselves and others safe and secure. It is also part of the Medical School’s response to the Jeanne Clery Campus Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), which requires universities to collect and disseminate campus crime statistics and related information.

Reporting crimes

All members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to report crimes and emergencies occurring on the Medical School Campus to Protective Services at 314-362-4357. Protective Services emails “Crime Alerts” to warn members of the campus community regarding serious crimes and to encourage them to take appropriate safety precautions. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department provides information on crimes reported to them that occur on public property within the Medical Campus boundary. Other police departments provide crime information for the Medical School’s off-campus locations. Information also is collected from individuals identified as “Campus Security Authorities.”

The major crimes that must be reported include Criminal Homicide, Negligent Manslaughter, Sexual Assault (Rape, Fondling, Incest, and Statutory Rape), Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft, and Arson. In addition, Hate Crimes (crimes motivated by bias), Violence Against Women Act offenses (domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking), and arrests and referrals for disciplinary action (for certain weapons law, drug abuse, and liquor law violations) must be reported.