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Crime Statistics

Annual Crime Statistics

Overview

As required by federal law, Marlboro College's yearly crime statistics for this report are compiled by the Dean of Students, the Sexual Harassment Compliance Coordinator, the Vermont State Police, the Brattleboro Police Department, and the Windham County Sheriff's Department on a calendar-year basis and in accordance with the definitions of crimes provided below. These statistics include reported crimes for the last three calendar years (2012-2014) that occurred on campus and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the Marlboro College undergraduate campus. Non Campus property refers to remote campus locations on property owned or leased Marlboro College, including faculty and staff housing located near but not directly contiguous to the main undergraduate campus. Statistics for the Brattleboro Campus are available here.

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges to publish yearly security reports which include campus crime statistics for the past three years and specific campus security policy disclosures.  Each year, an email notification is made to all enrolled students, current faculty and staff that provides a link to the college web site in order to access this report.  The Dean of Students will provide upon request a hard copy of all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. If an individual requires such a copy, he/she should call the Dean of Students at (802) 258-9238. The copy will be sent free of charge within ten days of the request. Marlboro College's crime statistics and those of other U.S. Colleges can also be found at the United States Department of Education's Web site address
http://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/.

Definitions

The College reports crimes using the definitions and guidelines as described in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting program and the Clery Act.  The following are the crimes and crime definitions used by the College, as mandated:

Criminal Homicide/ Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter - the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Criminal Homicide/Manslaughter by Negligence - The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Sex Offenses - Sex offenses include any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.  Sex offenses include rape, fondling, incest, and statutory rape as defined below.

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 - Sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

Statutory Rape - Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

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 or violence and/or putting the victim in fear.

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 result from an aggravated assault with a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)

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; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

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.

Motor Vehicle Theft - The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle (automobile, truck, bus, motorcycle, motor scooters, snowmobiles, etc.) Includes all cases where motor vehicles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned, including joyriding.

Liquor Law Violation - The violation of state or local laws or ordinance prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchases, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.

Drug Law Violations - Violations of laws prohibiting the production, distribution, and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. Incidences of violations of state and local laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs.

Illegal Weapons Possession - The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons.

Hate Crimes – A crime reported to local police agencies or to a campus security authority that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias against the victim.  For the purposes of this section, the categories of bias include the victim’s actual or perceived race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation ethnicity, national origin and disability.  Any primary crime listed above (that is, murder, non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson), and the additional crimes of larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, or destruction/damage/vandalism of property, that manifests such evidence, will be recorded as a hate crime.  The College is required to list the category of bias to the extent possible.

Domestic violence -  means a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by—a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, a person with whom the victim shares a child in common,  a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner,  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 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.

Dating violence - means violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the reporting party’s statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.

Stalking - means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to—fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional distress.  “Course of conduct” means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts in which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means, follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about a person, or interferes with a person’s property.  “Reasonable person” means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim.  “Substantial emotional distress” means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.

Hate Crimes Statistics

No hate crimes have been reported at Marlboro College on-campus, in non-campus buildings or in residential facilities for calendar years 2012, 2013 or 2014. In 2013 there were three hate-crime related aggravated assaults reported near Marlboro College; further details were not provided by local law enforcement.

Annual Crime Statistics

Crime

On-Campus Property

Non Campus Property

Public Property

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2012

2013

2014

2015

2012

2013

2014

2015

Murder/ Non-negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Sex Offences*

4

3

1

 

0

0

0

 

1

2

0

 3

Robbery

0

1

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

1

0

 1

Aggravated Assault

0

3

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Burglary

0

0

1

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Arson

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Liquor Law Arrests

1

1

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

1

0

 0

Liquor Law Referrals for Disciplinary Action

2

9

7

 

0

0

0

 

0

2

0

 0

Drug Law Arrests

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Drug Law Referrals for Disciplinary Action

2

4

4

 

0

0

0

 

0

4

0

 0

Illegal Weapons Possession Arrests

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Illegal Weapons Possessions Referrals for Disciplinary Action

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Domestic Violence

-

0

0

 

-

0

0

 

-

0

0

 0

Dating Violence

-

2

6

 

-

0

0

 

-

1

0

 0

Stalking

-

1

4

 

-

0

0

 

-

1

0

 0

*Including rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape

On-Campus Residence Statistics

The following statistics are meant to provide additional information to current and prospective community members about the safety of our residential dorms. Crimes reported in this section were also counted under “On-Campus Property” above.

Crime

On-Campus Residence

Crime

On-Campus Residence

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

Murder/ Non-negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

 

Liquor Law Referrals for Disciplinary Action

2

7

7

 0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

 

Drug Law Arrests

0

0

0

 

Sex Offences*

3

1

 

 

Drug Law Referrals

2

4

4

 3

Robbery

0

1

0

 

Illegal Weapons Possession Arrests

0

0

0

 1

Aggravated Assault

0

3

0

 

Illegal Weapons Possessions Referrals

0

0

0

 0

Burglary

0

0

1

 

Domestic Violence

-

0

0

 0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

 

Dating Violence

-

2

 

 0

Arson

0

0

0

 

Stalking

-

1

 

 0

Liquor Law Arrests

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 0

*Including rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape

2012-2015 Fire Statistics

Residence

Fires

Injuries

Deaths

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2012

2013

2014

2015

2012

2013

2014

2015

All The Way

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Cabin 1

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Cabin 2

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Cottage 1

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Cottage 2

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Cottage 3

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Cottage 4

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Cottage 5

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Cottage 6

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Halfway

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Happy Valley

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Hendricks

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Marlboro Gardens

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Marlboro North

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Married Student Housing

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Out of the Way

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Random North

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Random South

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Red House

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Shrader

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Whittemore House

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0

Total

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

 0