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  Safety Information

October 1, 2014

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 2014, which details information for the 2013 calendar year is now available. The Clery Act requires that crime statistics for three years (2011, 2012 and 2013) be reported. There are two areas where I observed fluctuations for 2013: Burglary and Sexual Assault. Burglaries decreased in 2013 to 24 from 35 reported in 2012. Burglaries tend to range from 30 to 40 per year, so this is positive sign for the UNM campus. The addition of the four officers hired the previous year along with crime prevention initiatives may have contributed to the decrease in burglary. Sexual assaults reported increased in 2013 to 11 from 4 in 2012. The SMART (Sexual Misconduct & Assault Response Team) team was started in 2013 coinciding with a University-wide awareness campaign regarding sexual assault on campus. The University’s awareness campaign and inauguration of the SMART team are believed to have impacted the reporting of sexual assault in 2013.

We have also included statistics for three new Clery crime categories: Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking. 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, Bernalillo, Santa Ana Pueblo, and Kirtland Air Force Base 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 referrals for disciplinary action by UNM Residence Life and 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, drugs and alcohol, 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 Facilities 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/unm-campus-safety-2014.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).

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 2014 is informative and helpful. We hope you will take the time to review it.

Very truly yours,

Kevin McCabe
Kevin McCabe, Chief
UNM Police Department
Chief of Police


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