The daily Crime and Fire Log is mandated under Federal Law by the Clery Act. 

It includes all criminal incidents that are reported to the University of West Georgia Police Department that occur on campus and within the usual patrol areas of the University Police Department. 

This includes some driving offenses such as DUI, hit-and-run (of a person) and vehicular manslaughter.  The log is designed to provide crime information on a timelier basis than the annual statistical disclosures.

Crime Logs and Maps

Clery Act Crime Definitions

Aggravated Assault

The 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.

Arrest

For Clery Act purposes, arrest is defined as persons processed by arrest, citation or summons.

Arson

Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Burglary

The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. The UCR classifies offenses locally known as Burglary (any degree); unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny;housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts at these offenses as Burglary.

Dating Violence

Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • The length of the relationship;
  • The type of relationship; and
  • The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.

Domestic Violence

A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by:

  • A current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim,
  • a person with whom the victim shares a child in common,
  • A person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner,
  • A person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies (under the Violence Against Women Act [VAWA]), or
  • Any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction.

Drug Law Violations

These are the violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation, or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance and the arrests for violations of state and local laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs.

Illegal Weapons Possession

The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation,possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons.

Liquor Law Violations

The violation of state or local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase,transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness. Included in this classification are:

  • the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing, etc., of intoxicating liquor;
  • maintaining unlawful drinking places;
  • bootlegging;
  • operating a still;
  • furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person;
  • underage possession;
  • using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor;
  • drinking on train or public conveyance;
  • and attempts to commit any of the above.

Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter

The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Motor Vehicle Theft

The unlawful taking or attempted taking of a motor vehicle absent owners consent.

Negligent Manslaughter

The killing of another person through gross negligence (blatant disregard for others' safety and wellbeing) 

Non-Campus Building or Property

Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.

On Campus Building or Property

Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls; and any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).

On Public Property

All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Referred for Disciplinary Action

Referred for Disciplinary Action is defined as the referral of any person to any official who initiates a disciplinary action of which a record is kept and which may result in the imposition of a sanction.

Referred in Lieu of Arrest

Referred in Lieu of Arrest is defined as a situation where circumstances would not permit a criminal arrest so the student is referred to the campus discipline system.

Robbery

The taking or attempting to take anything of value from 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.

Stalking

A person commits the offense of stalking when he or she follows, places under surveillance, or contacts another person at or about a place or places without the consent of the other person for the purpose of harassing and intimidating the other person (OCGA 16-5-90, 2014).

When a person engages in this course of conduct, a reasonable person may:

  • Fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or
  • Suffer substantial emotional distress.

Rape

A person commits the offense of rape when he has carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will; or female who is less than ten years of age. Carnal knowledge in rape occurs when there is any penetration of the female sex organ by the male sex organ. The fact that the person allegedly raped is the wife of the defendant shall not be a defense to a charge of rape (OCGA 16-6-1, 2014).

Sexual Battery (Fondling)

Fondling occurs when he or she intentionally makes physical contact with the intimate parts of the body of another person without the consent of that person also known as sexual battery (OCGA 16-6-22.1, 2014)

Statutory Rape

A person commits the offense of statutory rape when he or she engages in sexual intercourse with any person under the age of 16 years and not his or her spouse, provided that no conviction shall be had for this offense on the unsupported testimony of the victim (OCGA 16-6-3, 2014).

Incest

A person commits the offense of incest when such person engages in sexual intercourse or sodomy; as such term is defined in state law 16-6-2, with a person whom he or she knows he or she is related to either by blood or by marriage as follows:

  • Father and child or stepchild;
  • Mother and child or stepchild;
  • Siblings of the whole blood or of the half-blood;
  • Grandparent and grandchild;
  • Aunt and niece or nephew; or
  • Uncle and niece or nephew.

List of Crime Log-Related Terms

Date Reported

The date the report was filed with the University Police.

Date Occurred

The date the incident occurred as reported to the University Police.

Time of Occurrence (Military Time)

The time the incident occurred as reported to the University Police. When the person making the report does not know exactly when, “unknown” will be entered.

Nature of Offense

A brief summary of the crime(s) that were reported to the University Police.

General Location of Occurrence

A general location of the incident as reported to the University Police.

Disposition

The latest status of the incident and may be one of the following:

  • Open: Indicates the incident is still being investigated.
  • Closed: Indicates no further action anticipated by the University Police Department and may include an additional status:
  • Subject Arrested: The suspect was identified and charged with a crime.
  • Referral: No charge was made but the report was forwarded to Campus Judicial Authorities.
  • Issued Citation: The suspect was identified, no arrest was made, but they were charged with a crime via a citation.
  • Warning: A warning was issued to the suspect.
  • Unfounded: An investigation was conducted and no probable cause exists to believe that a crime occurred.
  • Declined Prosecution: The complainant did not wish to prosecute the crime.

Clery Act Responsible Area Maps

Carrollton Map

Crime and Fire reporting map for UWG Carrollton campus
Please note the description below for a full explanation of the areas noted above.

This map describes the Clery Act geography of the Carrollton Campus. The public property category consists of all of West Georgia Drive, University Drive, Maple Street from the East Entrance of West Georgia Drive extending west to 2005 Maple Street. The public property also includes Forrest Drive from Maple Street extending west to Old Hickory Trail. It also includes a portion of Lovvorn Road, which extends from 1321 Lovvorn Road west to 1714 Lovvorn Road. A small portion of Foster Street extending from West Georgia Drive north-east to 335 Foster Street is also Public Property. Driver Road, extending from Lovvorn Road south through the stadium property to dead end at the Little Tallapoosa Rive is also considered public property. The final public property section is a small portion of South Street extending from West Georgia Drive north-east to 755 South Street.

The non-campus portion of the Carrollton Clery Geography consists of The Sigma Nu house located at 801 Lovvorn Road, the Chi Phi house located at 1510 Maple Street, the Brock Property located at 2715 Tyus-Carrollton Road, and the Campus Christian Fellowship house located at 79 and 85 Tyus-Carrollton Road. The Baptist College Ministries located at 201 West Georgia drive is also non-campus property. All residence halls, which includes Bowdon Hall, The Oaks, Center Point Suites, University Suites 1, 2, and 3, Tyus Hall, and Arbor View Apartments buildings A, B, and, C are considered residential facilities. All campus property is considered on campus and extends from West Georgia Drive to beyond Driver Road and between Maple Street and Lovvorn Road.

Newnan Map

Crime reporting map for the UWG Newnan campus
Please note the description below for a full explanation of the areas noted above.

The entire property located at 80 Jackson street is considered on campus property. The public property portion bounds 80 Jackson Street on all four side. This includes Cavendar Street from Jackson Street West to 28 Cavendar Street, Carmichael St from Clark Street North to 23 Carmichael Street, Clark street extending from Carmichael Street east to 27 Clark Street, and Jackson street from Cavendar Street south to 76 Jackson Street.