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 is published annually. You may obtain all of the information from that report at this website. Statistics for the previous three calendar years are presented. A Daily Crime Log which provides information concerning all crimes reported to Protective Services is also maintained as part of this site. A reported crime is added to the computerized daily crime log within 24 hours after its occurrence in most cases.

Any individual or School of Medicine Department with computer access to the Internet can print out a paper copy of this information. If an individual or a particular university department does not have access to the Internet, 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 to keep themselves and others safe and secure. It is also part of the Medical School’s response to the Campus Security 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 the Protective Services Department. Dial 314-362-4357 from an outside telephone or 314-362-4357 from a campus telephone. The Protective Services Department uses e-mailed “Crime Alerts” to give prompt warning to members of the campus community regarding the occurrence of serious crimes and to encourage them to take appropriate safety precautions. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (City) has been requested to provide information on crimes reported to them which have occurred on public property within campus boundaries or at the Medical School’s off-campus locations. This includes off-campus locations of any student organizations recognized by the university.

Information is additionally collected from individuals identified as “campus security authorities” by the U. S. Department of Education. Major crimes which must be reported are Murder, Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault, Arson, Burglary, Robbery, Motor Vehicle Theft, Sex Offenses and Hate Crimes involving bodily injury.