GMU Fourth Estate | September 29, 2014
by Niki Papadogiannakis
Drug arrests and liquor law arrests decreased by almost 50% in 2013 from 2012, according to a new University Police report released today.
The Annual Security/Annual Fire Safety Report 2014 reported that there were 74 drug-related arrests at the Fairfax campus in 2013, compared to 154 arrests in 2012, and 70 liquor-related arrests, compared to 247 in 2012.
There were 65 on-campus drug referrals in 2013, an increase from 42 in 2012 and liquor law referrals dropped to 403 for 2013 from 560 in 2012.
Additionally, police reported 12 cases of dating violence and 12 cases of stalking. For the first year, the report included crimes outlined in the Violence Against Women Act and Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act. VAWA crimes include domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
There were nine on campus forcible sex offenses reported to Fairfax University Police in 2013, the highest since the first report in 2009. In 2012 there were 7 cases reported.
Additionally, police reported three cases of vandalism related to hate crimes, two weapons arrests, one weapons referral, three cases of arson, 11 cases of burglary, two cases of aggravated assault, one case of robbery and one case of non-forcible sexual offense.
The annual report promotes transparency for university police operations, as part of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. It includes numbers for each category from on campus, student residencies, on campus buildings and public property.
The 2013 report is the first with Eric. M. Heath as Chief of Police.