Safety and Security Definitions - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Safety and Security Definitions

Safety and Security Definitions

Clery Act Reportable Crimes

  • Homicide - Murder, non-negligent manslaughter, and negligent manslaughter (including vehicular manslaughter)
  • Homicide - Manslaughter, the killing of another person through gross negligence
  • Aggravated assault - An unlawful assault upon the person of another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. (Includes attempts, and whether or not an injury occurred.)
  • Sex offense, forcible - Any sexual act directed against another person without the other person's consent. (Includes attempts)
    • Sexual intercourse (penetration - however slight)
    • Sodomy (penetration - however slight)
    • Oral copulation (vaginal, anal)
    • Rape with a foreign object (penetration vaginal or anal - however slight)
    • Sexual battery (the touching of the intimate parts [sexual organ, anus, groin, or buttocks of any person, or the breast of a female] of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification.)
  • Sex offense, non-forcible - Any unlawful, but consensual sex act with another person. (Includes attempts)
    • Incest (sexual intercourse between persons who are related to one another within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited)
    • Statutory rape (intercourse with a person who is under the age of consent - 18 years)
  • Burglary - The unlawful entry (or attempts to enter) into a defined structure with the intent to commit a theft or any felony. (Excludes vehicle burglary)
  • Robbery - The taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his/her immediate presence, and against his/her will, accomplished by means of force or fear. (Includes attempts)
  • Motor vehicle theft - The taking of a motor vehicle (as defined) without the consent of the owner with the intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the owner of the vehicle. (Includes attempts)
  • Arson - The willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn (w/o the intent to defraud) a dwelling, house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, or personal property of another. (Includes attempts)
  • Liquor Law Violation - The unlawful possession, sale, transportation, manufacturing, furnishing alcohol to a minor (under 21 years), or maintaining an unlawful drinking place. The Clery Act does not require the reporting of public drunkenness or driving while under the influence offenses. (Alcohol violations referred for campus disciplinary action under the Student Conduct Code need not be reported to the Police Department)
  • Drug Law Violation - The unlawful possession, sale, use, transportation, cultivation, manufacturing, maintaining an unlawful place. (Drug/narcotic violations referred for campus disciplinary action under the Student Conduct Code need not be reported to the Police Department)
  • Weapon Law Violation - The unlawful possession or control of any firearm, deadly weapon, (including nunchucks or billy club) illegal knife or explosive device while on the property of Western Iowa Tech Community College except as required in the lawful course of business or as authorized by the Western Iowa Tech Community College Security and Safety Supervisor.

Hate Crimes

A criminal act involving one/more of the listed crimes, the crimes of Theft, Simple Assault, Intimidation and Vandalism, and any other crime involving bodily injury which was motivated by bias against any person or group of persons, or the property of any person or group of persons because of the ethnicity, race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability of the person or group, or bias based upon the perception that the person or group has one or more of those characteristics.

  • Theft (Larceny): includes the crimes of Pocket Picking, Purse Snatching, Shoplifting, Theft from Building, Theft from Coin Operated Machine or Device, Theft from Motor Vehicle, Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts or Accessories, and All Other Larceny.
  • Simple Assault: an unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration or loss of consciousness.
  • Intimidation: to unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to a physical attack.
  • Vandalism: To willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.

Locations

  • On-campus property: Offense statistics for any building or property owned or controlled by the College within the same reasonable contiguous geographic area and used by the College in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the College's educational purpose, including buildings or property the location described herein that is owned by the College but controlled by another person and which is frequently used by students (excluding residential life buildings and Greek houses)
  • On-campus residential life buildings and Greek houses
  • Non-campus property: Offense statistics for non-campus property or building owned or controlled (leased) by the College that is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonable contiguous geographic area of the institution.
  • Public Property: Offense statistics for public property located immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus, including thoroughfares, sidewalks, streets, lands, parks and beaches.