Crime Log Instructions
Crime log case numbers do not run sequentially. The University Police Department assigns a case number for all reportable activities, both criminal and non-criminal. Only case numbers generated for criminal activity are listed in the crime log.
Crimes are in chronological order. The most recent crimes are at the bottom of the list.
The crime log incidents will not match the crime statistics, as the crime log is compiled using the Iowa Crimes Code and the crime statistics are required by law to be compiled using the Federal Uniformed Crime Reporting crime definitions.
Hard copies of the Crime Logs are also available at 30 Gilchrist Hall during normal business hours.
NA: Incidents with a case number that start with "NA" involve information received from other University Administrators, who are defined by federal law as "campus security authorities". These administrators share non-identifying information, with the University Police, that is provided by the victim. In these incidents, the victim did not file an official police report and therefore there will be no disposition. These incidents are reported to the University Police for statistical purposes and are posted to the Crime Log as the information is received by the University Police.
Criminal Case Numbers: These are entered by the actual case number in chronological order. (Example: 14-155).
Calls for Service Entry: Public Safety receives a report of a possible crime but subjects are gone on arrival or nothing is detected. (Example: CFS14000700).
According to Federal Law, an institution may withhold any of the required fields of entry, i.e. the nature, date, time, location and/or disposition if any of the following conditions apply:
- The disclosure is prohibited by law
- If disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim.
- If disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual
- If disclosure would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection
- If disclosure would result in the destruction of evidence
Crime Log Disposition Definitions (Effective April 1, 2013)
The following is an explanation of the terminology used to complete the Disposition section of the UNI PD Crime Log:
Open Case: The case is currently being investigated UNIPD and/or all current leads are exhausted.
Unfounded: The case is determined through investigation to be false or baseless. No offense occurred nor was attempted.
Closed: This would include cases:
- Cleared by arrest
- Other agency jurisdiction
- Victim declined to prosecute
- Suspect/offender dead
- Prosecution declined