Public Safety Has Released Its Annual Safety Report

The Public Safety Logo. Photo Credit: York Website

By Angel Adegbesan

York College has released its 2019 Annual Security Report which includes crime statistics or the three previous years-2016, 2017 and 2018. 

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires colleges and universities to publish an annual security report. 

In 2016, there was one hate crime reported on campus where derogatory comments about the LGBT community were written on a classroom blackboard with the bias classification based on sexual orientation. In 2017, there were no reported hate crimes. 

In 2018, there were two reported hate crimes. One was on derogatory comments about Muslim women were written in a men’s bathroom on campus with the bias classification based on religon. The other involved a man who unlawfully watched and took photos of females as they utilized restrooms with the bias classification based on gender.

In 2018, there was a case of robbery and three cases of aggravated assault reported by Public Safety. There was one drug abuse violation arrest as well as three drug abuse violation referrals. There were five cases of reported domestic violence and three cases of stalking reported by Public Safety. All these incidents happened on campus property. 

There were zero reported cases of sex offenses, weapons and liquor law arrests made on campus property in 2018.

The report also contains information regarding campus security including topics such as emergency procedures, crime prevention, university law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, Title IX, sexual assault prevention, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security on campus. 

This report is now available via the Office of Public Safety website.  A hard copy of the security report can be obtained from the Office of Public Safety in room AC-1M02. 

The Public Safety Office can be contacted at (718)-262-2222 or in person at the Public Safety Office for any questions or concerns. 

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