Reports of rape, robbery and aggravated assault on the Stony Brook campus increased last year, according to the Annual Security and Fire Report released by the University Police Department (UPD) on Tuesday.

The report states that rapes on campus were reported six times in 2013, five times in 2012, and four times in 2011. Rapes in residential facilities were reported five times in 2013 and three times each in 2012 and 2011.

Last year, there were three reports of robbery—one more than the two reports from 2012. Eight cases of aggravated assault were reported in 2013, whereas two were reported each in 2012 and 2011.

While weapons and drug arrests are down, disciplinary referrals related to weapons and drugs are up. Weapons referrals are up to eight from one in 2012.

Reports of fondling, burglary and motor vehicle theft last year decreased from 2012. Disciplinary referrals related to liquor also decreased.

UPD is required to publish the Annual Security and Fire Report before Oct. 1 every year under the federal Clery Act, which requires the disclosure of campus security policy and campus crime statistics. The act was named for Jeanne Clery, a freshman at Lehigh University who was raped and killed in her dormitory in 1986.

Stony Brook University’s campuses in Southampton, Manhattan and South Korea had no crime reports listed for last year.

Arielle Martinez

Arielle is a senior journalism major in Stony Brook University's Honors College. She joined The Statesman as a copy editor before covering USG senate meetings for the news team. She has also written for The Chronicle of Higher Education and Long Island Press. She was an editing intern at The Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minnesota during the summer of 2015 as part of the Dow Jones News Fund. (Twitter: @AMartinezNews). Contact Arielle at: [email protected].


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