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Brown University’s Public Safety Department offers the following programs to inform as well as encourage students and employees to be knowledgeable about security procedures and practices, individual security concerns, and the security of others.

Crime Prevention Unit

The Brown Public Safety Department has available, at no cost, crime prevention services designed to assist students and employees in properly securing their property and reducing their risk from becoming a victim of a violent crime.

A full-time crime prevention officer is available to: present crime prevention lectures and discussions to groups of any size; distribute information about crime prevention to the Brown community; and survey Brown properties to identify security deficiencies and to recommend corrective changes. For additional information, contact the Crime Prevention Unit (863-1438) located at 75 Charlesfield Street.

Officer Joseph F. Doyle Crime Awareness Program

This program, named for a Brown Police Officer who died in the line of duty in 1988, seeks to educate the Brown community on issues of personal safety. The program distributes fliers which promote awareness of security issues, crime prevention programs, and they are used for crime alerts.

Tips & Rumor Hotline 863-2200

To report information about a crime to a dispatcher. This is not recorded and you may remain anonymous if you wish.

Electronic Campus Watch

Through the use of e-mail at Brown, students, faculty, and staff can communicate with the Crime Prevention Unit at Brown Public Safety. An electronic awareness mailing is sent by our own Crime Prevention Officer alerting students, faculty, staff, campus agencies, and local business via e-mail about any crimes scams, violent incidents, crime prevention programs, safewalk services and safety tips. If you have any questions about the program contact the Crime Prevention Office at 863-1438 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or via e-mail at Campus_Safety@brown.edu.

Operation Identification

Operation Identification is a system for permanently marking valuables using a personal identifying code. The service is free and can be obtained by going to the Crime Prevention Unit at 75 Charlesfield Street during regular business hours.

Campus Community/Public Safety Committee

The Campus Community/Public Safety Committee is a university committee comprised of various members of the University community and Public Safety personnel. The purpose of the Committee is to increase awareness among community members and the corresponding improvement of campus security and safety. The Committee holds meetings that provide a forum for the exchange and review of information concerning security and safety on the Brown University campus.

Miscellaneous Programs

Public Safety staff members offer workshops and other informational sessions regarding practices and procedures of safety and security concerns at Brown University. For example, members of the department participate in first year orientation programs, University housing fairs, coordinate Unit presentations on security and safety issues and otherwise participate as requested by University faculty, students, or staff.

Brown University Criminal Offense Statistics for the Period 1/1/2000 - 12/31/02

CAMPUS AREA

On-Campus Public Property
On-Campus Total Residence Hall
2000 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002
Murder/Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Forcible Sex Offenses 2 0 7 1 0 5 8 7 4
Nonforcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 3 2 5 0 0 1 13 20 10
Aggravated Assault 1 0 6 1 0 1 7 7 16
Burglary 37 63 86 34 42 65 2 2 4
Motor Vehicle Theft 14 14 6 0 0 0 10 5 2
Arson 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2000/2001 public property figures include matters that occurred off-campus.

Non-Campus Buildings or Facilities. There were no reportable statsistics for three non-campus buildings or facilities as that term is defined by the CCR: 300 Tower Street, Bristol (Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology; and 116 & 166 Waterman Street, Providence (coop. housing).

Brown University Hate Crime Statistics:
Reportable Hate Crimes (murder/non-negligent manslaughter, aggravated assault, forcible sex offenses, rape, arson, negligent manslaughter, simple assault). Other Non-Reportable Hate Crimes (murder/non-negligent manslaughter, aggravated assault, forcible sex offenses, rape, arson, negligent manslaughter, simple assault).
2000 - one (sexual orientation/simple assault/public property) 2000 - eleven (eight race, three sexual orientation
2001 - none 2001 - sixteen (eight race, three ethnicity, four sexual orientation, one religious)
2002 - one (sexual orientation/simple assault/public property) 2002 - twelve (two race, seven sexual orientation, three religious)

Providence Police Department Criminal Offense Statistics - East Side of Providence



Car 31 2000 2001 2002
Agg. Assault 11 11 6
Burglary 167 56 66
MVT 104 97 64
Robbery 9 20 19
Sex Offenses 1 1 6
Murder 0 0 0
Arson 3 0 2
Narc. V. 7 18 3
Liquor 12 9 5
Hate Crimes 3 0 0
Weapons 1 2 5
Car 32 2000 2001 2002
Agg. Assault 9 11 7
Burglary 104 31 55
MVT 63 56 38
Robbery 11 11 8
Sex Offenses 2 0 1
Murder 1 0 0
Arson 0 0 1
Nar. V. 5 13 6
Liquor 0 9 7
Hate Crimes 1 2 0
Weapons 0 0 0
Car 33 2000 2001 2002
Agg. Assault 2 4 4
Burglary 133 42 89
MVT 68 53 29
Robbery 6 8 8
Sex Offenses 3 1 3
Murder 0 1 0
Arson 2 1 0
Narc. V. 1 4 1
Liquor 0 1 0
Hate Crimes 0 0 0
Weapons 0 2 2
Car 36 2000 2001 2002
Agg. Assault 14 10 8
Burglary 62 71 64
MVT 74 91 82
Robbery 11 8 8
Sex Offenses 3 0 2
Murder 1 1 1
Arson 1 3 0
Narc. V. 5 25 12
Liquor 1 1 0
Hate Crimes 0 1 0
Weapons 0 2 2
Car 37 2000 2001 2002
Agg. Assault 7 14 8
Burglary 146 71 87
MVT 77 63 62
Robbery 18 12 14
Sex Offenses 2 3 5
Murder 0 1 1
Arson 0 0 2
Narc. V. 17 16 21
Liquor 3 4 6
Hate Crimes 1 0 1
Weapons 6 3 5
Car 34 2000 2001 2002
Agg. Assault 0 1 1
Burglary 46 27 44
MVT 18 15 15
Robbery 3 4 0
Sex Offenses 0 0 5
Murder 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 3
Narc. V. 0 6 2
Liquor 0 1 0
Hate Crimes 0 1 0
Weapons 1 5 1

Special Notes

  1. Providence statistics are referenced by the specific car unit servicing the indicated area.
  2. White shaded areas generally represent the Brown University campus area but include property not owned by Brown University.
  3. The crime statistics are for the 1/1/00 to 12/31/02 period.
  4. Providence Police Department statistics may include reports also counted by the Brown University Department of Public Safety.
  5. Reportable Hate Crimes (murder/non-negligent manslaughter, aggravated assault, arson, negligent manslaughter, simple assault). For 2000 there were no reportable hate crimes. For 2001: Car 32 – race/felony assault, sexual orientation/felony assault; Car 34 – race/simple assault; Car 36 – ethnicity/simple assault. For 2002: Car 37 –race/simple assault.

Arrests for Liquor, Drugs & Weapons Violations


On-Campus Total On-Campus Residence Public Property Non-Campus Buildings
2000 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002
Liquor Laws 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 3 4 1 2 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Weapons Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

Brown University Disciplinary Referrals for Potential Alcohol, Drugs and Weapons Law Violations


On-Campus Total On-Campus Residence Public Property Non-Campus Buildings
2000 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002
Alcohol 190 84 100 164 65 89 12 13 6 0 0 1
Drugs 36 48 80 36 48 80 2 7 0 0 0 0
Weapons 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

2000/2001 public property figures include matters that occurred off-campus.

Brown University Emergency Medical Services Substance Impact Report
Brown Undergraduate Student Calls


On-Campus Total On-Campus Residence Public Property Non-Campus Buildings
2000 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002
Dormitory 66 75 87 6 3 2 2 2 3 74 80 92
On-Campus/Non-Dorm 19 23 29 0 2 3 1 1 1 20 26 33
City Street 3 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 7
Off-Campus Address 1 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 9
Total 89 103 131 6 5 5 3 3 5 98 111 141

*EMS has reported the following responses to graduate students: 2001—two alcohol related responses, one on-campus and another on a city street; 2002—two alcohol related responses; one on-campus/non-dorm and another in a dorm.

Local Police Statistics for Off-Campus Hospital Research and Training Sites


RI Hosital
Women & Infants
(Providence)
Roger Williams Hospital
(Providence)
Bradley Hospital
(East Providence)
Pawtucket Memorial Hospital
(Pawtucket)
2000 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002
Assault 23 49 40 16 27 18 - 0 11 9 6 3
Burglary 72 55 76 63 92 70 - 0 33 17 0 22
MVT 95 151 121 83 116 95 - 0 0 14 0 17
Robbery 20 23 24 9 15 15 - 0 2 6 4 1
Sex Offenses 9 10 18 1 5 9 - 0 9 2 5 3
Homicide 2 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 10 2 4 6 - 5 - 0 5 2 0 1
Narc. V. 41 75 66 14 20 14 - 0 56 6 3 8
Liquor 0 6 1 8 5 5 - 0 7 0 0 0
Hate Crimes 0 1 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0
Weapons 5 16 3 3 3 3 - 0 0 1 3 0

1. Rhode Island Hospital/Women & Infants Hospital, Roger Williams Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Pawtucket Memorial Hospital, Butler Hospital and Bradley Hospital are independently owned and operated health care facilities at which medical students and others may be involved in medical educational and research programs. Brown neither owns nor controls these facilities.

2. For statistics for Butler Hospital area, see the statistics for PPD Car 34. For these statistics for Miriam Hospital area, see the statistics for PPD Car 36.

3. Statistics for Rhode Island Hospital/Women & Infants Hospital, Roger Williams Hospital, and Pawtucket Memorial Hospital are not facility specific and include statistics from the local police departments for the general hospital areas. 2002 statistics for Bradley Hospital also are not facility specific and include police statistics for the zone where the hospital is located.

4. East Providence Police Department did not provide statistics for 2000. PPD did not provide Roger Williams area Arson statistics for 2001.

5. The 2000 RWH and 2001 RIH hate crimes are unknown as to type of bias and criminal offense.