Otterbein University police reported campus crime statistics for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022 in its annual report released last week.
The annual crime report is required by the Jeanne Clery Act, a policy that requires all colleges and universities that receive federal funds to report crime statistics. The report includes crimes committed on or near campus property.
In 2022, Otterbein reported three rapes in dorms, a slight increase from the previous two years.
In addition, Otterbein reported three burglaries, a slight decrease from the last two years.
No arrests are reported for on-campus liquor or drug law violations, but police reported 38 liquor law referrals for disciplinary action.
Capital reported a slight increase in burglary from the previous two years. They reported rape statistics similar to Otterbein’s. However, Capital reported a significant increase in referrals for drug law violations from 18 in 2021 to 33 in 2022.
If you or anyone you know have experienced violence or sexual assault, you can contact the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.