All crime report entries are open to public inspection, except where disclosure of such information is prohibited by law or such disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim.
Crime log case numbers may not run sequentially. The University Police Department assigns a case number for all reportable criminal activities and some non-criminal.
According to Federal Law, an institution may withhold any of the required fields of entry, i.e. the nature, date, time, location and/or disposition if any of the following conditions apply:
- The disclosure is prohibited by law
- If disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim.
- If disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual
- If disclosure would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection
- If disclosure would result in the destruction of evidence
Crime Log Disposition Definitions
The following is an explanation of the terminology used to complete the Disposition section of the UPD Crime Log:
The case is currently being investigated by UPD.
The case is determined through investigation to be false or baseless. No offense occurred nor was attempted.
The case has been either solved, cleared by arrest, referred to other authorities, or has ran out of leads or developments in the case. (If new leads or developments in a case arise, the case will be re-opened for further investigation.)