The University Police Department is tasked with responsibility to collect data and prepare crime statistics for the annual crime report. Data is collected from local police agencies where Gardner-Webb University has a campus or non-campus property, including property controlled by Gardner-Webb during study abroad programs.
Murder/Non Negligent ManslaughterThe willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. Note: Deaths caused by negligence, attempts to kill, assaults to kill, suicides, accidental deaths, and justifiable homicides are excluded.
Negligent ManslaughterThe killing of another person through gross negligence.
RapeThe penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus, with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without consent of the victim.
FondlingThe touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of age or because of temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
IncestSexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees that marriage is prohibited by law.
Statutory RapeSexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
RobberyThe taking or attempting to take anything from value of the care, custody or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Aggravated AssaultAn unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife or other weapon is used which could or probably would result in a serious potential injury if the crime were successfully completed.
BurglaryThe unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or a felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Motor Vehicle TheftThe theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access, even though the vehicles are later abandoned (including joy riding).
ArsonThe willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, or personal property of another kind.
Weapon Law ViolationsThe violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Drug Abuse ViolationsViolations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone); and other dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).
Liquor Law ViolationsThe violation of laws or ordinance prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; all attempts to commit any of these acts. Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.
Dating ViolenceViolence committed by a person:
Domestic ViolenceIncludes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse of the victim, or by a person:
StalkingThe engagement in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to:
Hate CrimesColleges and universities are also required to report statistics for bias-related (hate) crimes by the type of bias (defined below) for the following classifications: murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, liquor law violations, drug abuse violations and/or weapons: possessing carrying, etc. and larceny-theft, destruction/damage/vandalism of property, intimidation, and simple Colleges and universities are also required to report statistics for bias-related (hate) crimes by the type of bias (defined below) for the following classifications: murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, liquor law violations, drug abuse violations and/or weapons: possessing carrying, etc. and larceny-theft, destruction/damage/vandalism of property, intimidation, and simple assault. If a hate crime occurs where there is an incident involving intimidation, vandalism, larceny, simple assault or other bodily injury, the law requires that the statistic be reported as a hate crime even though there is no requirement to report the crime classification in any other area of the compliance document. A bias-related (hate) crime is not a separate, distinct crime, but is the commission of a criminal offense which was motivated by the offender’s bias. For example, a subject assaults a victim, which is a crime. If the facts of the case indicate that the offender was motivated to commit the offense because of his bias against the victim’s race, sexual orientation, religion, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, or disability, then the assault is also classified as a hate crime. The following crimes are reportable only if they are hate crimes: