U.S. Department of Education Clery definitions


  1. 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
  2. Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the area identified in paragraph (1) 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).


  1. Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or
  2. 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.

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. Public property, for purposes of data collection and this report, does not include businesses or private residences adjacent to the campus.


  1. "Public Property" statistics include police reports taken by the City of Akron and the City of Orrville for public properties adjacent to the University main and Wayne campuses.  Every effort has been made to comply with the definitions contained in the Handbook for Campus Crime Reporting, however Public Property statistics provided by municipalities are not independently verified by the university, and may include reports of crimes that occurred in private residences or businesses or in other "non-campus" locations.
  2. Municipal police departments provide statistics for Public Property and Non-Campus according to F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reporting (U.C.R.) requirements. Sex Offenses have been re-categorized pursuant to the Uniform Crime Reporting National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS), as required by the Campus Security Act.
  3. The F.B.I. defines "forcible sex offenses" as rape and attempt, forcible fondling, forcible sodomy and sexual assault with an object. "Non-forcible sex offense" is defined as incest and statutory rape.
  4. Hate crimes are crimes that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim's actual or perceived race (RA), religion (RE), sexual orientation (SO), gender (GE), ethnicity (ET) or disability (DB).
  5. “Campus,” "Non-Campus" and "Public Property" statistics provided by local municipalities, and these statistics reflect the most current data provided to the university. To the extent any of the crime statistics differ from previous reports, the figures in this year's report reflect the most current data provided to the university.
  6. “Non-campus” statistics for the Akron campus include statistics for fraternity and sorority houses, Bath Nature Preserve and the Lakewood Center.  “Non-campus” statistics for the Wayne Campus include statistics for the Mid-Point, Millersburg and Wadsworth teaching locations.

City of Akron Crime Statistics can be found at: