Updated as of Oct. 5, 2021 at 1:33 p.m. to include data visualization.
Elon University released the 2020 Fire and Safety Report on Oct. 1.
The report is required by federal law and discusses crime statistics, including reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain-off-campus buildings or properties owned or controlled by Elon University and public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, and fire safety. The report also provides information about other resources that support campus safety.
Liquor law violations referred for disciplinary action account for the most offenses of any on or off campus crime. There were a total of 259 in 2020, which is down from 282 in 2019 and 275 in 2018. Liquor law arrests saw another decrease in 2020 with only two total offenses, down from 10 in 2019 and 43 in 2018.
Drug law violations referred for disciplinary action account for the second highest number of offenses of any on or off campus crime. 64 offenses were reported in 2020, which is also down from 87 in 2019 and 97 in 2018. Drug law arrests increased by 11 offenses in 2020 for a total of 20 arrests.
No weapons law violations referred for disciplinary actions were made in 2020. Weapons law arrests did increase by two in 2020 for a total of three arrests.
Five total offenses of burglary took place with four on campus reports and one non-campus report.
Only one motor vehicle theft was reported in 2020. There were no thefts reported in 2019 and only one in 2018.
There were two offenses of rape reported last year, both taking place in residential facilities. No offenses of dating violence were reported in 2020, but there were two offenses in 2019 and three in 2018. There were also four offenses of stalking reported which is an increase over the one reported in 2019 and a decrease from the five in 2018.
Elon University reported no crimes based on hate in 2018 and 2019 and one reported hate crime involving communicating threats in 2020. There is no stated definition of a hate crime in the report.
No murder, negligent manslaughter, incest, statutory rape, robbery or aggravated assault offenses were reported from 2018 to 2020.
Elon Law reported no crimes from 2018 to 2020.