Sacto 9-1-1
September 30, 2011
UC Davis reports some crimes up, others down for 2010

Liquor-related arrests were up, drug arrests were down and assaults pretty much held steady last year on UC Davis property compared to the previous year, according a press release from the university.

The annual statistics were prepared for the federal Clery Act.

"UC Davis is a relatively safe campus, but no community of our size is crime-free," said campus Police Chief Annette Spicuzza.

Comparisons between 2010 and 2009:

• 88 burglaries in 2010, 84 in 2009

• 2 robberies, 7 in 2009

• 21 forcible sex offenses, 18 in 2009

• 13 motor vehicle thefts, 17 in 2009

• 11 aggravated assaults, 9 in 2009

• 2 arsons, 8 in 2009

The number of drug arrests went down from 50 to 24 in 2010. However, the "drug disciplinary" actions increased from 68 to 87, mostly for marijuana use. A disciplinary action for marijuana could result when there is evidence of the drug, such as the smell of marijuana being detected in a residence hall, but not enough to make an arrest.

Liquor-related arrests were up, 44 compared to 15 the year before. Liquor disciplinary actions were steady: 208 compared to 193 in 2009, according to the university.

A total of eight hate crimes were reported last year, compared with two in 2009. The reported incidents included swastikas drawn on dorm room doors and whiteboards, graffiti at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center and an assault in the university quad in which two people pushed two others while yelling racial and homophobic slurs.

The UC Davis statistics include reports taken by UC Davis police on campus and at the UC Davis Health System campus in Sacramento.

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