September 24, 2013
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
Your safety and security are of prime concern at the University of New Mexico. Every year, the UNM Police Department publishes a report that includes crime statistics and information about the university’s policies and programs related to safety and law enforcement.
The UNM Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2013, which details information for the 2012 calendar year, is now available. The Clery Act requires that crime statistics for three years (2010, 2011 and 2012) be reported. There are two crime categories where I observed fluctuations for 2012: Motor Vehicle Theft and Burglary. Although Motor Vehicle Theft is down significantly from the previous year, statistics for the three-year period were 31 in 2010, 57 in 2011 and 38 in 2012. Burglaries increased in 2012 to 35 from 19 reported in 2011 and 33 burglaries reported in 2010. Normally, burglaries average between 30 and 40 per year, so the 2012 report falls within that range. UNM has almost doubled the number of students living in campus housing within the past two years. We have hired four additional officers and brought in additional security forces as needed.
In addition to crimes on campus including UNM Student Residential Facilities, the table shows crime statistics for Non-Campus Buildings or Property and Public Property, as defined by federal regulations specified in the accompanying table. The UNM Police Department requests crime statistics information from the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Bernalillo Police Departments for those areas and includes the numbers provided by these other agencies in our report. Finally, the table also shows statistics for violations of alcohol, drug and weapons laws that resulted in refer¬rals for disciplinary action by UNM Residence Life & Student Housing and the Dean of Students Office.
Along with crime stats, the complete report also includes information about crime prevention programs; ways to report criminal activity and campus policies on sexual assault; drug and alco¬hol; and weapons. Also, in accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the annual report details fire statistics and fire safety information for UNM Student Residential Facili¬ties as well as the university’s policy and procedures for resident students to provide a contact person in case a student is determined to be missing.
The Report can be accessed online at the following address https://police.unm.edu/html/Campus_Safety_2013_Final-Draft.pdf. You may also request a copy at the UNM Police Department (Hokona Hall, 2500 Campus Blvd. NE), Human Resources Service Center (1700 Lomas Blvd. NE), Admissions Office (Student Services Center), Student Support and Services Center (1155 University Blvd. SE) and the HSC Administrative Services Office (Health Sciences and Services Building, Room 302).
While this report reflects calendar year 2012, I want to bring you up-to-date on additional crime prevention measures initiated this year, which include more police officers, a new on-line reporting system for property crimes, the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and the Civil Campus Initiative.
The UNM Police Department is working hard to make this campus a safe place to live, learn, work and play. We believe that the information in the UNM Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2013 is informative and helpful. We hope you will take the time to review it.
Very truly yours,
Kathy Guimond, Chief
UNM Police Department
Here you can find the latest release of the Safety and Security for the University of New Mexico. Also, a letter from Chief Kathy Guimond can be found in pdf format along with links to the tables for the last three years.
Safety & Security Brochure 2013
Sex Offender Registration