Crime Statistics and Rates
Hood College has been publishing annually and complies with Title II of the Federal Campus Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. Amendments to the original law were submitted and signed into law in Oct. 1998. These amendments added categories and locations to the original report. These changes were effective Sept. 1, 1998. The latest statistics are available at: U.S. Dept. of Education OPE.
* The crime of Arson was added to the reported crimes and information was not available for the previous years.
FBI Definitions of Crime Categories
The following definitions are outlined in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Incident - Based Reporting System, which colleges use in reporting crime statistics.
1. 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. (It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a firearm, knife, or other weapon is used that could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)
Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a house, public building, motor vehicle, aircraft, or property of another.
The unlawful entry of a structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft.
4. Motor Vehicle Theft:
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as a motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access, even though the vehicles are later abandoned - including joyriding.)
5. Homicide (Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter; Negligent Manslaughter):
The willful killing of one human being by another.
The taking, or attempted taking, of anything of value from the care, custody or control of a person or persons by force or the threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
7. Sex Offenses, Forcible:
Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the persons will where the victim is incapable of giving consent. Includes forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling.
8. Sex Offenses, Non Forcible:
Unlawful, non forcible sexual intercourse. Includes incest and statutory rape.
9. Drug Abuse Violations:
The violation of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroine, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone); and dangerous narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).
10. Liquor Law Violations:
The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
(Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)
11. Weapon Law Violations:
The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses that are regulatory in nature, such as the manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons (concealed or displayed openly); furnishing deadly weapons to minors; the possession of deadly weapons by aliens; and all attempts to commit the aforementioned.