Clery Report Shows 2017-2019 Crime Incidents For LCC
The latest annual Clery report is out for Lane Community College. The data shows a decrease for hate crimes and stalking on the main campus in Eugene.
The crime stats are for the previous three years, from 2017 to 20-19, across all of Lane’s campuses and adjoining public property.
The numbers show no reported hate crimes for 2019, whereas there were two incidents each for 2018 and 2017. In that same period, there was one count of stalking in 2019, compared to five and six reports in the respective two years prior.
Dating violence and domestic violence on Lane’s main campus remained consistent, with one count of each in 2019 and 2018. In 2017, there was one count of domestic violence and none for dating violence.
Drug related arrests and references were also consistent in the three-year span, averaging about 10 each year. And alcohol related arrests and referrals averaged 1-2 incidents each year.
As for LCC's downtown Eugene Titan Court campus, it's seeing most offenses for non-violent, drug and alcohol-related crimes from 2017 to 2019.
An average of three to four drug arrests and one to two alcohol arrests were reported each year in residential spaces during the three-year period.
Lisa Rupp is Lane’s Director of Public Safety. She says crime reports tick up on downtown campus space adjacent to public property. Part of that may be because Eugene Police have a substation in Lane’s Mary Spilde building.
“Some of those cases were probably reported to the substation, which doesn’t necessarily mean that the instance happened close to the downtown campus, but that it was just reported there," explained Rupp. "And those are things that we also have to report, regardless of where their true location happened.”
Rupp said overall, Lane’s campuses are safe. She expects declines in reported crimes all across the board next year, when the Clery Report will include 2020 data…a year where LCC buildings and activities shut down due to the pandemic.
For more serious crimes reported on areas where Titan Court space and downtown public property intersected, there was one count of rape in 2019, down from three in 2018; there were two counts of fondling in 2019, down from one in 2018; and no robbery cases were reported in 2019, whereas three were reported in 2018.
Motor vehicle theft was also down, with one case reported in 2019, compared to two the year before. But for domestic violence, two cases were reported in 2019, compared to none in 2018 or 2017.
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