Crime statistics tell us what has been reported to officials. Statistics may or may not be representative of what is actually occurring. The Chronicle of Higher Education has noted that colleges and universities that have comprehensive resources and services experience an increase in crime reporting, which is not necessarily a factor in determining the frequency of a crime. The university works hard to provide a safe environment in which to report crime and a culture encouraging our community to do so.

Crime, and specifically violent crime, is said to occur on most campuses in the United States. 

Colorado State University has been committed for decades to the safety, protection, education, and awareness of its students, faculty, staff, and community. Long before it was required by law, CSU made crime statistics available through this publication and other campus and community communications. In doing so, the university community has become aware of safety concerns and what is happening to address those concerns.

Through close working relationships with area law enforcement, including Fort Collins Police Services, CSU is informed and responds, typically via the student conduct system, to incidents involving students in the community, including any criminal activity by students at non‐campus locations.

This report contains disciplinary and crime statistics for Colorado State University. Student Conduct Services summary report is a compilation of the total number of disciplinary referrals.

The information included in this report is provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990, the Drug‐Free Work Place Act, the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, and the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. This publication is intended to provide a general description of campus security arrangements and not to serve as a contractual agreement between the university and the recipient. Security procedures are subject to change without notice.

 * For an incident to be classified as a hate crime, it must first meet the definition of a crime. Crimes that can be classified as hate crimes include: murder, non-negligent manslaughter, sexual assault, robbery, burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft, vandalism, aggravated assault, simple assault, intimidation and arson. To be classified as a hate crime, the incident must first be determined to be a criminal act, and evidence must also exist that the crime was motivated by the offender’s bias against the victim based on one or more of these identities, as defined by law: disability (physical, psychological, cognitive and chronic health); ethnicity; gender; gender identity; race; national origin; religion; and sexual orientation. The Clery Act requires the university to report in this document incidents that fall within select, specific categories of hate crimes that occurred on university property. It is important to note that the incidents reflected in these charts do not count non-criminal acts of bias and hate reported to the university’s bias reporting system or CSUPD

Colorado State University 2021

All On-Campus Property Non-Campus Property Public Property Total On-Campus Residential Only Unfounded

Reportable Criminal Offenses

Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter by Negligence 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 3 1 1 5 3 0
Burglary 16 2 0 18 5 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 8 0 1 9 0 1
Arson 2 0 0 2 2 0

Sexual Assault, including:

Rape 10 1 0 11 10 0
Fondling 8 1 0 9 6 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0

VAWA Offenses

Domestic Violence 3 0 0 3 2 0
Dating Violence 8 0 0 8 7 0
Stalking 12 0 1 13 5 0

Liquor, Drug & Weapon Violations

Arrests: Liquor Law Violations 17 0 9 26 7 0
Disciplinary Referrals: Liquor Law Violations 783 1 25 809 747 0
Arrests: Drug Law Violations 13 2 10 25 3 0
Disciplinary Referrals: Drug Law Violations 100 0 1 101 76 0
Arrests: Weapon Violations 1 1 0 2 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals: Weapon Violations 1 0 0 1 1 0

Reportable Hate Crimes

Race 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Gender 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Gender Identity 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Religion 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Sexual Orientation 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Ethnicity 0 0 0 0 0 NA
National Origin 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Disability 0 0 0 0 0 NA

Footnotes

Unfounded: There was 1 reportable crime that was unfounded in 2021.

Hate Crimes: There were 0 reportable hate crimes in 2021.

Colorado State University 2020

All On-Campus Property Non-Campus Property Public Property Total On-Campus Residential Only Unfounded

Reportable Criminal Offenses

Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter by Negligence 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 3 0 1 4 1 0
Burglary 0 3 0 3 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 1 0 1 0 1
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sexual Assault, including:

Rape 6 0 0 6 5 0
Fondling 9 0 0 9 5 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0

VAWA Offenses

Domestic Violence 10 0 0 10 10 0
Dating Violence 20 0 0 20 12 0
Stalking 12 0 0 12 4 0

Liquor, Drug & Weapon Violations

Arrests: Liquor Law Violations 1 0 0 1 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals: Liquor Law Violations 706 2 13 721 650 0
Arrests: Drug Law Violations 14 0 10 24 1 0
Disciplinary Referrals: Drug Law Violations 337 0 2 339 296 0
Arrests: Weapon Violations 0 0 1 1 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals: Weapon Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0

Reportable Hate Crimes

Race 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Gender 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Gender Identity 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Religion 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Sexual Orientation 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Ethnicity 0 0 0 0 0 NA
National Origin 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Disability 0 0 0 0 0 NA

Footnotes

Unfounded: There were 0 unfounded crimes in 2020.

Hate Crimes: There were 0 reportable hate crimes in 2020.

Correction: The 2020 statistics table showing domestic violence and dating violence categories has been updated to reflect separation of dating violence and domestic violence into two categories. Some of the statistics in these categories were incorrectly combined in last year’s report when they should not have been.

Colorado State University 2019

All On-Campus Property Non-Campus Property Public Property Total On-Campus Residential Only Unfounded

Reportable Criminal Offenses

Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter by Negligence 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 1 0 0 1 0 0
Aggravated Assault 3 2 0 5 2 0
Burglary 11 1 0 12 4 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 3 0 0 3 0 1
Arson 1 0 0 1 1 0

Sexual Assault, including:

Rape 10 0 0 10 9 0
Fondling 10 1 0 11 7 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0

VAWA Offenses

Domestic Violence 3 0 0 3 3 0
Dating Violence 14 0 1 15 10 0
Stalking 15 0 0 15 8 0

Liquor, Drug & Weapon Violations

Arrests: Liquor Law Violations 18 5 3 26 6 0
Disciplinary Referrals: Liquor Law Violations 834 70 10 914 790 0
Arrests: Drug Law Violations 21 1 3 25 8 0
Disciplinary Referrals: Drug Law Violations 390 3 2 395 347 0
Arrests: Weapon Violations 1 0 0 1 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals: Weapon Violations 2 0 0 2 2 0

Reportable Hate Crimes

Race 1 0 0 1 0 NA
Gender 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Gender Identity 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Religion 1 0 0 1 1 NA
Sexual Orientation 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Ethnicity 0 0 0 0 0 NA
National Origin 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Disability 0 0 0 0 0 NA

Footnotes

Unfounded: There were 0 unfounded crimes in 2019.

Hate Crimes: There were 2 hate crimes reported in 2018:

  • 1 intimidation characterized by race
  • 1 destruction, damage, or vandalism of property characterized by religion