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Crime at Stanford in 2017: Hate crimes up, sexual offenses flat

University releases annual report on campus safety

An annual report released by Stanford University last week shows that hate crimes have increased sharply over the last two years while sexual offenses have remained relatively steady, among other categories of campus crimes.

The 2018 Safety, Security & Fire Report sheds light on crimes committed on campus over the last three years, involving students, faculty, staff as well as visitors or people at Stanford for activities.

Stanford received 22 reports of hate crimes in 2017, all vandalism incidents in which swastikas were painted on signs or surfaces on campus. This is up from eight hate crimes in 2016 and just two in 2015. The Department of Public Safety believes a single person who has not yet been identified is responsible for last year's vandalism, according to the report.

In 2017, the university recorded a total of 42 sexual offenses, including 18 incidents of rape and 24 fondling reports. There were 45 reported sexual offenses in 2016 and 39 in 2015, according to the report.

Reported rapes decreased last year, to 18 from 33 in 2016.

There were seven dating violence cases and 12 stalking incidents in 2017, both categories down from the previous two years.

The university issued for the first time this year a separate report on Title IX and sexual misconduct that documents the details and outcomes of cases of unwanted sexual conduct. The information in that report differs from the Safety, Security & Fire Report in two ways: It only includes reports from Stanford-affiliated people or incidents that affect the overall safety of campus, regardless of where those incidents occurred; and it provides data by academic rather than calendar year.

Stanford will release the second annual Title IX/Sexual Harassment report on the 2017-18 school year later this year.

In 2017, Stanford made 26 alcohol-related arrests, a sharp drop from 62 the year prior and 70 in 2015. Drug violations are also down, with 13 reported last year. There were nine reported weapon possession arrests in 2017.

Stanford urges members of the campus community to look to the crime report not only for data points, but resources related to campus safety.

"I hope students, faculty and staff will truly use this document as a resource, both to educate themselves and take steps to protect their property and personal property, and to play an active role in fostering the safety of the entire campus community," Department of Public Safety Director Laura Wilson said in a university announcement.

Read the full Safety, Security & Fire Report here.

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6 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of Stanford
on Oct 3, 2018 at 2:29 pm

Are hate crimes increasing because of Trump? Or are they reported more consistently because of Trump?

18 rapes in one year is still 18 too many.


11 people like this
Posted by data driven by Deep State
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Oct 3, 2018 at 2:36 pm

@resident

"Hate crimes rose the day after Trump was elected, FBI data show"
Web Link

So, yah...


8 people like this
Posted by One Reason
a resident of Stanford
on Oct 3, 2018 at 2:44 pm

The painted hate crimes could be coming from various outsiders/non-students with an agenda of their own. Many are seeking publicity.

Being a world-renowned and highly prestigious university, the reportage of such questionable actions carries far more media interest and attention than say, if it happened at a lower level school like San Jose State or the other one in Hayward.




4 people like this
Posted by seiu
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 3, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Saying we should focus on the location and not the crime itself?


8 people like this
Posted by Menlo Mom
a resident of Menlo Park
on Oct 4, 2018 at 11:32 am

Did none of you read the part of the article that said it’s believed be ONE person responsible for all 22 incidents of hate crime? Not sure how you fit this into the “it’s all Trump” narrative. And typical that the headline implies there’s a larger problem than there actually is. It’s one nutcass.


5 people like this
Posted by Mountains & Molehills
a resident of Los Altos
on Oct 4, 2018 at 11:51 am

>Did none of you read the part of the article that said it’s believed be ONE person responsible for all 22 incidents of hate crime? Not sure how you fit this into the “it’s all Trump” narrative. And typical that the headline implies there’s a larger problem than there actually is. It’s one nutcass.

One nutcase who's just begging to be caught given the 22 incidents. He is playing a game and crying out for some form of acknowledgment. Pathetic.


4 people like this
Posted by data driven by Deep State
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Oct 4, 2018 at 12:08 pm

"Not sure how you fit this into the “it’s all Trump” narrative."

I didn't "fit" this into the Trump "narrative".

Perhaps you may want to read the available facts used to answer the question posed by resident: "Hate crimes rose the day after Trump was elected, FBI data show"

Web Link


10 people like this
Posted by Mountains and Molehills
a resident of Los Altos
on Oct 4, 2018 at 12:16 pm

>"Hate crimes rose the day after Trump was elected, FBI data show"

You can't blame Donald Trump for that. He's just got some goofy followers who border on the lunatic fringe.

Would 'Love crimes' have risen if Hillary had been elected POTUS? Ask Bill.


7 people like this
Posted by data driven by Deep State
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Oct 4, 2018 at 12:48 pm

"Would 'Love crimes' have risen if Hillary had been elected POTUS? Ask Bill." Nice deflection from FBI data.

Wow. Awesome move so far afield - decades, even! Funny though, in fact, we should have used allowed the FBI to ask Bart the K, the beer swilling Renata Alumnus.

Oh, my bad! The FBI was prevented from interviewing Bart OR Dr. Ford [portion removed,]


3 people like this
Posted by Ted
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 4, 2018 at 2:05 pm

22 hate crime incidents that the university police believe that just one person is responsible cannot be blame on Trump. I’m no Trump supporter too.


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Posted by data driven by Deep State
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Oct 4, 2018 at 2:15 pm

Ted: who blamed Trump?

I'm sorry you missed it, but the FBI data was an answer to a question by the first poster: "Are hate crimes increasing because of Trump?"

Nationally, the answer, according to FBI data, appears to be "yes".

Besides, your statement highlights that we do not yet know how many people are/were involved: "...the university police *believe* that just..."

When arrested and tried, we'll know more.


13 people like this
Posted by R. Davis
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 4, 2018 at 5:44 pm

QUOTE: Would 'Love crimes' have risen if Hillary had been elected POTUS? Ask Bill.

Curious. What is a 'Love crime'? Assault with a friendly weapon?


10 people like this
Posted by Silly wingers
a resident of Community Center
on Oct 4, 2018 at 8:57 pm

All these rw's that for some reason always go back to Clinton.

Who led the attack on Clinton?

3 time cheater and liar newt Gingrich, who was removed from office on ethics charges.

To be replaced by Bob Livingston, who cheated on his wife and quit.

Who replaced him? Dennis Hastert.

The pedophile.

Yet they harp on some Clinton meme.

How utterly stupid. Are they completely ignorant of facts?


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