How We Collect and Publish Our Crime Statistics
The University of West Georgia Police Department prepares the annual security report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The full text of this report can be located on our web site at www.westga.edu/police. You will also be able to connect to our website via the UWG Home page at www.westga.edu.
The report contains 3 years’ worth of campus crime statistics and various security policy statements. The crime statistics are divided to show which crimes occurred on the campus, unobstructed public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, residence halls and certain non-campus facilities including Greek housing and remote classrooms.
Specifically, the following major crimes are required by the Clery Act to be reported:
- Forcible Sex Offenses
- Negligent Manslaughter
- Non- Forcible Sex Offenses
- Aggravated Assault
- Non Negligent Manslaughter
- Auto Theft
Other Crimes that are to be reported if they result in arrest or disciplinary referral:
- Illegal Weapons Possession
- Liquor Law Violations
- Drug Law Violations
Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the UWG Police, designated campus officials including but not limited to directors, deans, department heads, designated HRL staff, judicial affairs, advisors to students/student organizations, athletic coaches, and local law enforcement agencies.
Health Services as well as Counseling Services staff will assist their clients who are victims of crime report the crime to the University Police on a voluntary and confidential basis based on the wishes of the client.
Each year, an e-mail notification is made to all enrolled students, faculty and staff that provides the web site to access this report. Copies of the report may also be obtained at the University Police Department located at Row Hall – East Wing or by calling 678-839-4978.
All prospective employees may obtain a pamphlet outlining where to access Clery information from Human Resources in Aycock Hall / Ground Floor. Prospective students may obtain a pamphlet outlining where to access Clery information at the Admissions Office located in Mandeville Hall. A copy of the report is also available by calling 678-839-6252 during business hours.