Individuals who are victims of, or witnesses to a crime, or otherwise become aware of a crime, are strongly encouraged to timely report that crime to the police. In fact, under Ohio law, persons who have knowledge of a felony (a victim of or witness to the crime) are required to report the crime to the police and failure to report a crime may itself be a crime. (Ohio Revised Code §2921.22)
In addition to the police, information on criminal behavior may be reported to:
The University strongly encourages crime victims to report all criminal activity to police in order to insure prompt evaluation for timely warning or emergency notification and for inclusion in the statistics for the annual crime report.
Crimes reported to counselors at UA's Counseling Center or to a physician or nurse at Student Health Services are confidential by law. Some off-campus reports also may be legally confidential (for example, to clergy, physicians or Portage Path Behavioral Health). Counselors and physicians are encouraged to report crimes reported to them consistent with their professional ethics and the limitations imposed by applicable confidentiality laws. Therefore, crimes reported to counselors and physicians within the scope of their professional licenses may not be included in the annual crime statistics report.
Because of the Ohio public records law and the law requiring individuals having knowledge of a felony to report such crime, The University of Akron is not able to promise confidentiality to persons reporting crimes to non-privileged recipients, including individuals or offices that supply crime statistics for this annual report.
Crimes that are reported to the following individuals or offices are included in the annual crime statistics report. Campus offices also are encouraged to report criminal incidents to UAPD contemporaneous with occurrence to ensure inclusion, and avoid duplication of statistics in the annual report.
The University of Akron's Annual Campus Security Act Report is the result of the efforts of many people on campus. Each year the offices and individuals listed above provide information for inclusion in the annual report. No formal police report is required for a crime to be included in the statistics. Every effort is taken to ensure that all persons required to report do so, and that statistics are as accurate and complete as possible. Information included in the annual report is reviewed for accuracy, completeness and readability.
If you have any questions or concerns about any of the statistics and information in this report, please contact UAPD at 330-972-2911.