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Crime Statistics

Why do we provide these statistics?

The University of Northern Colorado Police Department believes that an informed community is a safety-conscious community. We provide these crime statistics for your information and so you can make more informed decision on your safety.

The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 requires college campuses across the nation to report certain crimes. The University of Northern Colorado Police Department not only complies with this act, we provide more statistics than required. If you would like more information about our requirement to report, please see:

If you are looking for only the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act statistics, these can be found in Section 12 of the UNC Campus Security Report.

The following statistics show the type and number of crimes reported to the UNC Police Department for each year from 2007 through 2012. It is important to keep in mind that these numbers are only a part of the crime/safety picture.

If you have any questions or concerns about this information, please feel free to contact the UNC Police Department 24 hours a day at (970) 351-2245.


Violent Crimes, 2007-2012. Click for a larger verion.
Property Crimes, 2007-2012. Click for a larger verion.

UCR Reportable Crimes

The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States.
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Violent Crimes 1 5 6 2 5 3 5
Murder and non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forcible rape 4 2 1 1 0 2
Robbery 1 1 0 0 0 2
Aggravated assault 0 3 1 4 3 1
Property Crimes 2 207 213 219 194 136 204
Burglary 23 43 23 13 3 12
Larceny/Theft 178 169 195 179 133 190
Motor Vehicle Theft 6 1 1 2 0 2
Arson 0 2 0 0 1 0

1 "Violent crime" is a total calculated from the categories of murder/non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.
2 "Property crime" is a total calculated from the categories of burglary, larceny/theft, and motor vehicle theft. It does not include arson.

You can compare these statistics to other colleges and universities in Colorado for:
2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012

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