Isothermal Community College

Campus Services

Crime Report

As required by the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, the following statistical report on crime at the Rutherford and Polk Centers must be published and available to faculty, staff, and students. The report covers three complete previous years.

Rutherford Campus Crime Statistics

Type Incident

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 2
Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sexual Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Forcible Sexual Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 1 0 0 0 0 2
Burglary 0 0 1 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 1 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 1 0 3 0 1
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 2 3 4 1
Weapon Law Violations 0 0 1 1 1 0
Hate Crimes* (includes all above) 0 0 0 1 0 0
Larceny Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0
Simple Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0
Intimidation 0 0 0 1 0 0
Destruction, damage, or
vandalism of property
0 0 0 0 0 0
Other involving bodily injury 0 0 0 0 0 0

Polk Center Crime Statistics

Type Incident

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sexual Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Forcible Sexual Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Weapon Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hate Crimes* (includes all above) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Larceny Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0
Simple Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0
Intimidation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Destruction, damage, or vandalism of property 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other involving bodily injury 0 0 0 0 0 0

Faculty, staff, and students participating in off-campus, College sponsored activities should report criminal incidents to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction as well as Isothermal Community College's Campus Enforcement Department and College administration. Call 828-289-5850 (Campus Enforcement) and 828-286-3636 (College Administration).

*Hate crimes involve a victim(s) who has been intentionally selected because of actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability.

TYPES OF CRIMES AND DEFINITIONS

Aggravated Assault - An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting
severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a
weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. (It is not necessary that injury
results from an aggravated assault.)

Arson - Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a
dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Burglary - The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes
this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and
entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safe-cracking; and all attempts to commit
any of the aforementioned.

Drug Abuse Violations - Violations against unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, and manufacturing
of narcotic drugs and the devices and paraphernalia associated with them

Hate Crime - A hate crime, also known as a bias crime, is a criminal offense committed against a
person, property, or society which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against
a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin. A reportable hate crime
is any of the crimes in the first nine categories listed above as well as larceny- theft; simple assault;
intimidation; destruction, damage, or vandalism of property; or a crime involving bodily injury
to any person in which the victim is intentionally selected because of the actual or perceived race,
gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability of the victim.

Larceny/Theft - The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the
possession or constructive possession of another. (Note: Constructive possession is defined by
Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed. as "where one does not have physical custody or possession,
but is in a position to exercise dominion or control over a thing.")

  • Pocket-picking: The theft of articles from another person's physical possession by
    stealth where the victim usually does not become immediately aware of the theft
  • Purse-snatching: The grabbing or snatching of a purse, handbag, etc., from the
    physical possession of another person
  • Shoplifting: The theft, by someone other than an employee of the victim, of goods
    or merchandise exposed for sale
  • Theft From Building: A theft from within a building that is either open to the
    general public or where the offender has legal access
  • Theft from Coin Operated Machine or Device: A theft from a machine or device
    that is operated or activated by the use of coins
  • Theft from Motor Vehicle (Except "Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts or Accessories"):
    The theft of articles from a motor vehicle, whether locked or unlocked
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts or Accessories: The theft of any part or accessory affixed
    to the interior or exterior of a motor vehicle in a manner that would make the item
    an attachment of the vehicle, or necessary for its operation
  • All Other Larceny: All thefts that do not fit any of the definitions of the specific
    subcategories of Larceny/Theft listed above

Simple Assault - An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the
offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury
involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration or
loss of consciousness

Intimidation - To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through
the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or
subjecting the victim to actual physical attack

Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property (Except "Arson") - To willfully or maliciously
destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of
the owner or the person having custody or control of it

Homicide

  1. murder and non-negligent manslaughter – the willful (non-negligent) killing of one
    human being by another
  2. negligent manslaughter – the killing of a person through gross negligence

Liquor Law Violations – The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale,
transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor, maintaining unlawful drinking places;
bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle
for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train of public conveyance; and all attempts to
commit any of the aforementioned

Manslaughter by Negligence – The killing of another person through gross negligence

Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter – The willful (nonnegligent) killing of one human
being by another

Motor Vehicle Theft - The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle

Robbery – The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control
of a person or persons by force or threat of force/violence, putting the victim in fear

Sex Offenses

  1. Forcible – carnal knowledge of a person forcibly and against his/her own will
    1. Forcible Rape - The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against that person’s
      will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving
      consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or
      because of his/her youth)
    2. Forcible Sodomy – Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/
      or against that person’s will; or not forcibly against the person’s will where the victim is
      incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary
      or permanent mental or physical incapacity
    3. Sexual Assault With An Object – The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully
      penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person,
      forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will
      where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of
      his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity
    4. Forcible Fondling - The touching of the private body parts of another person for the
      purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly
      or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because
      of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity
  2. Non-forcible – Unlawful, nonforcible sexual intercourse
    1. Incest – Nonforcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other
      within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law
    2. Statutory Rape – Nonforcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory
      age of consent

Weapon Law Violations - violations against the regulations or statutes controlling the carrying,
using, possessing, furnishing, and manufacturing of deadly weapons or silencers

Sources: Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook, 2004; US Department of Justice; http://www.
securityoncampus.org
, http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/handbook/ucrhandbook04.pdf