Colleges are supposed to report all campus crimes so parents and students can understand the safety of the campuses they consider when applying to colleges. But UC Berkeley improperly reported over 1000 crimes that involved weapons, drugs and liquor, and sexual offenses, which just landed them a $2.35 million fine.
In the 2019 “Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, UC Berkeley disclosed that there were 19 rapes on campus and another 26 rapes off campus between 2016-2018. There were also 53 incidents of aggravated assault.
Concerned about the colleges your child is applying to this year? Thanks to the Clery Act, colleges and universities are required to disclose all crimes from drinking violations to sexual assault every year. Ask the admissions office for a copy of their crimes report. The more parents request these reports, the sooner colleges will crack down on crimes against students on their campuses.