Clery crimes are crimes that Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are required to report under the Clery Act. These are also the crimes that are required to be disclosed in the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report published every year Oct. 1.

Definitions

    • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter are the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
    • Negligent manslaughter is the killing of another person through gross negligence.  (Does not include traffic fatalities.)
    • Robbery is 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 or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
    • Aggravated assault is 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.
    • Burglary is the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.
    • Motor vehicle theft is the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
    • Arson is 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.
  • Rape: The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.

    • Fondling: The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
    • Incest: Nonforcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other wherein marriage is prohibited by law. Wisconsin prohibits sexual intercourse between parties nearer than second cousins but allows first cousin sexual intercourse if the woman is over 55 years of age or if one party has a letter from a physician confirming sterility.
    • Statutory rape: Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under statutory age of consent. Age of consent for intercourse in Wisconsin is 18 years old.
    • Consent: Under Wisconsin law, consent is words or overt actions by a person who is competent to give informed consent indicating a freely given agreement to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact. The following persons are presumed incapable of consent, but the presumption may be rebutted by competent evidence.
    • A person suffering from mental illness or defect which impairs capacity to appraise personal conduct.
    • A person who is unconscious or for any other reason physically unable to communicate an unwillingness to act.
  • Domestic violence is a felony or misdemeanor committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim; by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common; by a person who is cohabitating or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner; by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime occurred.

    • Dating violence is committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. Under Wisconsin law, dating violence is a form of domestic violence.
    • Stalking is engaging in a course of conduct (two or more acts) directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to:
      • Fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others
      • Suffer substantial emotional distress.
  • A hate crime is a criminal offense committed against a person or property which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias. Bias is a pre-formed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their race, gender, religion, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin.

    CSAs report the following crimes only if they occurred as a hate crime:

    • Larceny-theft is the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.
      • Constructive possession is the condition in which a person does not have physical custody or possession, but is in a position to exercise dominion or control over a thing.
    • Simple assault is 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 is 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 is 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.
  • A crime is considered unfounded for Clery Act purposes only if sworn law enforcement personnel make a formal determination that the report is false or baseless. Crime reports can be properly determined to be false only if the evidence from a complete and thorough investigation establishes that the crime reported was not, in fact, completed or attempted in any manner. Crime reports can be determined to be baseless only if the allegations reported did not meet the elements of the offense or were improperly classified as crimes in the first place.

Geography

The Clery Act requires that we disclose Clery crimes based on where the crimes occur. These property designations are known as “Clery Geography.” The Clery Act has designated three geographic categories for reporting. Crimes that occur outside of the three geographic categories are not subject to the Clery Act annual reporting requirements or to community notification requirements.  

On campus refers to property that is owned or controlled by UW-Platteville and is within the same generally connected area. This includes academic and administrative buildings, unions, and athletic and event facilities. A subset of “on campus” is “on-campus residential housing.” This includes UW-Platteville residence halls.

This is property that is owned or controlled by UW-Platteville, is used in direct support of, or in relation to, UW-Platteville’s educational mission, is frequently used by students, and is not generally connected to main campus. This includes property owned or controlled by a registered student organization. Examples of non-campus property include the "M", property owned or controlled by registered student organizations such as fraternities or sororities, and the University Farm.

Public property includes thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks and parking facilities that are within campus or immediately next to or accessible to campus and on-campus property. The Department of Education uses a “sidewalk/street/sidewalk” rule to determine the boundary of public property.

Crime Log

In accordance with the Federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, the UW-Platteville Police Department maintains a Campus Crime Log, which contains information on alleged criminal incidents reported to UW-Platteville Police.  This crime log is available at the University Police Department, during normal business hours. 

  The Clery Act requires that the Log contain the following information with regard to each alleged incident: 

  1. The nature of the crime 
  2. The date the crime was reported to UW-Platteville Police 
  3. The date and time the crime allegedly occurred 
  4. The General Location of the crime; and 
  5. The disposition of the complaint, If known.  

The UW-Platteville Police Department’s Crime Log also includes a column for case numbers, which is not required by law, but which aids in recording and tracking a crime report. 

Policies