The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released recently by UNC Charlotte shows reported sexual assaults on campus more than doubled from six in 2017 to 13 in 2018.
In 2018, UNC Charlotte Police records show twelve instances of rape reported in residence halls across campus, with an additional report of a rape on the school’s property outside of a residence hall.
Domestic violence at UNC Charlotte also rose from just one reported case in 2017 to four cases in 2018, according to the report. Reports of stalking grew from 11 in 2017 to 18 in 2018.
Weapon violations at UNC Charlotte increased by only one arrest, with 12 arrests in 2017 and 13 arrests in 2018. Drug and alcohol violations remained about the same from the previous year.
The biggest reduction in crime was a decrease in burglaries, with 22 reports in 2017 and just six in 2018, a 72% decrease.
Crime at UNC Charlotte Center City Campus remained virtually non-existent with just one reported crime all year, which was a lone drug violation. The drug arrest was the first crime committed inside the UNC Charlotte Center City Campus in more than three years, according to the report.
UNC Charlotte’s Chancellor Philip Dubois commented on the report saying, “For an institution as large, complex and accessible as UNC Charlotte, providing a secure environment where individuals are safe to visit, learn, work and live requires a significant commitment. As chancellor for nearly 15 years, one of my highest priorities has always been ensuring safety on campus. Literally, we have spent millions of dollars in safety-related training, equipment and technology.”
UNC Charlotte Police Chief Jeffrey Baker added to Dubois comments saying, “The buildup of safety and security measures at UNC Charlotte has always been a priority for our community under the leadership of Chancellor Philip Dubois.”