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Baker, Haskell release Clery crime statistics for 2015

October 3, 2016

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The number of sex crimes and other violent crimes reported at Douglas County’s two smaller post-secondary institutions, Baker and Haskell Indian Nations universities, stayed about the same from 2014 to 2015.

Both schools posted the data as required by the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which says postsecondary institutions must track crime reported on their campuses and share it publicly it by Oct. 1 each year.

Clery reports tally crimes reported to campus police, other law enforcement and university officials. They include crimes reported on campus proper, public property adjacent to campus and noncampus properties such as fraternities, sororities or buildings used for university purposes that aren’t necessarily contiguous to the campus.

At Baker’s Baldwin City campus, reported sex crimes stayed the same, with three reported in both 2014 and 2015, according to Baker’s 2016 Clery report. In 2015, two rapes were reported in campus housing and one fondling was reported at a noncampus location. No aggravated assaults or robberies were reported either year.

Baker’s Baldwin City campus has roughly 1,000 students.

At Haskell, reported sex crimes went down, from one in 2014 to zero in 2015, according to Haskell’s 2016 Clery report. Aggravated assaults stayed flat, with one reported each year. No robberies were reported either year.

Roughly 800 students are enrolled at Haskell, and more than 75 percent of students there live on campus.

Clery reports also include the Violence Against Women Act offenses of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

There were four such crimes reported at Haskell in 2015, up from two in 2014, according to Haskell’s 2016 Clery report.

There were no Violence Against Women offenses reported at Baker either year, according to Baker’s 2016 Clery report.

At Haskell, employees have increased “early intervention” to educate students during orientation about concepts such as consent, director of student conduct Danelle McKinney said via email.

“The process used has helped us to improve the information included in the Clery for students and their parents and we will continue improving our reporting,” she said.

The University of Kansas on Friday also released its Clery data, showing total sex crimes reported there went down from 33 in 2014 to 17 in 2015.

Contact KU and higher ed reporter Sara Shepherd
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