The tables that follow show crime, arrest, and disciplinary referral statistics for crimes reported in the calendar years 2015-2017. These statistics were compiled from information reported to UNC Police, the Department of Housing and Residential Education, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office, the Office of Student Conduct, other University units, and law enforcement agencies in the jurisdictions in which the University owns or controls property used for programs involving its own students, including the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

As noted below, crime statistics for non-campus buildings or property include statistics for crimes occurring on the premises of all off-campus fraternities and sororities. Because the currently active and officially recognized Greek organizations with living facilities are located off-campus, Chapel Hill Police respond to incidents at those addresses, and the crime statistics in this report for those organizations are provided by the Chapel Hill Police. On request, UNC Police cooperates with law enforcement agencies investigating criminal activity on the premises of recognized, off-campus student organizations.

Crimes are reported by the geographical categories as defined and explained below.

On Campus: (I) any building or property owned or controlled by an institution of higher education within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls; and (II) property within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is used by students, and supports institution purposes.

In the tables below, “on campus” includes (1) all property on the central campus (including Granville Towers, residence halls, UNC Health Care, and other campus buildings); (2) all University-owned or controlled property reasonably contiguous to central campus that is used in direct support of, or related to, its educational purposes. Crime statistics for residence halls, including Granville Towers, are included in the “on campus” statistics. The tables also show separate crime statistics for University residence halls, including Granville Towers. Because of this, statistics for housing are reported twice, once separately in housing and once in campus together with other crimes occurring on the campus as a whole.

Non-campus building or property: (I) any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization recognized by the institution; and (II) any building or property owned or controlled by an institution of higher education that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.

The University owns, rents, leases, or otherwise controls property outside Chapel Hill that is used for various programs involving its own students.  Statistics for this property, which, for example, includes the University’s Marine Sciences Facility in Morehead City, are reported under “non-campus buildings or property.” This category also includes the premises of all off-campus fraternities and sororities.

Public property: all public property that is within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution, such as a sidewalk, a street, other thoroughfare, or parking facility, and is adjacent to a facility owned or controlled by the institution if the facility is used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to the institution’s educational purposes.

The crime statistics in this report for public property include UNC Police, Chapel Hill Police, and Carrboro Police statistics for public property on the central campus as well as public property surrounding central campus. As noted earlier, some of the areas defined above are not within UNC Police’s jurisdiction. Statistics for crimes and arrests in those areas have been obtained from local police agencies for inclusion here. In addition to statistics on crimes occurring in the listed locations above, the statute also requires statistics on arrests for liquor law violations, drug-related violations, and weapons possession. It also requires statistics on persons referred for campus disciplinary action for liquor law violations, drug-related violations, and weapons possession.

The U.S. Department of Education requires that, if a person is both arrested and referred for disciplinary action for the same violation, only the arrest should be reported for purposes of this report.  Citations, criminal summonses, and notices to appear are also considered to be “arrests.” According to federal offense definitions, neither driving under the influence nor drunkenness is considered a “liquor law violation.”

Please note that statistics are collected on all Clery crimes within Clery-defined geographic areas. Crimes may or may not involve students, faculty, staff, or anyone affiliated with the University.

These definitions are taken from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) handbook and are required to be used for the classification of Clery Crimes and Incidents.

Aggravated Assault
An 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 (includes attempted Criminal Homicide and whether or not an injury occurred).
Arson
Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without the intent to defraud), a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.
Burglary
The unlawful entry of a structure (four walls, a roof, and a door) to commit a felony or theft. (includes forced and non-forced entry)
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. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the reporting party’s statement and with consideration of:

  • The length of the relationship.
  • The type of relationship.
  • 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;
  • By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common:
  • By a person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabitated with, the victim as a spouse or intimate partner;
  • By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; or
  • By 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 in which the crime of violence occurred.
Motor Vehicle Theft
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle (does not include air or water craft).
Murder
The willful (non-negligent) killing of a human being by another.
Negligent Manslaughter
The killing of another person through gross negligence.
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.
Sex Offenses
Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim in incapable of giving consent.

  • Rape: Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
  • Fondling: The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
  • Incest: Sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
  • Statutory Rape: Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
Stalking
Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to Fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress.

  • Course of conduct’ means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts in which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means, follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about a person, or interferes with a person’s property.
  • Reasonable person’ means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim.
  • Substantial emotional distress’ means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.
Hate Crime
A criminal act involving one or more of the aforementioned crimes, as well as the crimes of:

  • Larceny/Theft: The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.
  • Simple Assault: An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.
  • Destruction of Property/Vandalism: To willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.
  • Intimidation: To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.

As well as any other crime involving bodily injury which is shown or suspected to have been motivated by bias against any person or group of persons, or the property of any person or group of persons based upon the perception that the person or group has one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Ethnicity/National Origin: A performed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons of the same race or national origin who share common or similar traits, languages, customs, and traditions (e.g. Arabs, Hispanics).
  • Race: A performed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons who possess common physical characteristics (e.g. color of skin, eyes, and/or hair, facial features, etc.) genetically transmitted by descent and heredity, which distinguish them as a distinct division of humankind (e.g. Asians, blacks, whites).
  • Religion: A performed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons who share the same religious beliefs regarding the origin and purpose of the universe and the existence or nonexistence of a supreme being (e.g. Catholics, Jews, Protestants, atheists).
  • Disability: A performed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their physical or mental impairments/challenges, whether such disability is temporary or permanent, congenital, or acquired by heredity, accident, injury, advanced age, or illness.
  • Gender: A performed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons because those persons are male or female.
  • Sexual Orientation: A performed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their sexual attraction toward, and responsiveness to, members of their own sex or members of the opposite sex (e.g. gays, lesbians, heterosexuals).
  • Gender Identity: A performed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their actual or perceived gender identity (e.g., bias against transgender or gender non-conforming individuals).
Drug/Narcotic Violations
The unlawful possession, distribution, sale, purchase, use, transportation, importation, cultivation, and/or manufacturing of any controlled drug or narcotic substance and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. *Drawn from State Statutes and County/Local Ordinances.*
Liquor Law Violations
The unlawful possession, sale, transportation, manufacturing, furnishing alcohol to a minor (under 21 years), or maintaining an unlawful drinking place. The Clery Act does not require reporting ‘public drunkenness’ or ‘DUI/DWI offenses. *Drawn from State Statutes and County/Local Ordinances.*
Illegal Weapon Violations
The unlawful possession or control of any firearm, deadly weapon, illegal knife or explosive device while on the property of UNC-Chapel Hill except as required in the lawful course of business (i.e. sworn law enforcement personnel). *Drawn from State Statutes and County/Local Ordinances.*
Clery Crime Year On Campus Residence Halls1 Non-Campus Public Property Total Unfounded Crimes2
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2017 1 1 0 0 1 0
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 2017 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 2017 732 702 8 0 812 0
2016 21 20 2 0 23 0
2015 16 11 4 0 20 0
Forcible Fondling 2017 7 4 3 0 10 0
2016 5 4 1 1 7 0
2015 8 3 1 0 9 1
Incest 2017 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 2017 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 2017 2 0 0 1 3 0
2016 7 1 2 0 9 0
2015 3 0 2 1 6 3
Aggravated Assault 2017 6 2 0 0 6 0
2016 4 3 0 7 11 0
2015 5 2 5 1 11 0
Burglary 2017 15 13 9 0 24 0
2016 15 10 7 0 22 2
2015 24 14 11 0 35 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 2017 5 0 1 0 6 1
2016 3 0 1 0 4 3
2015 24 0 8 0 32 1
Arson 2017 1 0 0 0 1 0
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic Violence 2017 8 3 0 1 9 0
2016 9 5 0 1 10 0
2015 15 2 0 2 17 0
Dating Violence 2017 672 582 0 0 672 0
2016 12 8 0 2 14 0
2015 16 6 1 0 17 0
Stalking 2017 714 10 0 0 714 0
2016 25 3 0 0 25 0
2015 37 7 0 0 37 0
Liquor Law Arrests 2017 11 3 7 28 46 0
2016 22 5 0 35 57 0
2015 23 7 11 9 43 0
Drug-Related Arrests 2017 70 44 2 23 95 0
2016 48 27 4 17 69 0
2015 69 35 1 39 109 0
Weapons Arrests 2017 4 3 0 2 6 0
2016 2 0 0 3 5 0
2015 1 0 2 1 4 0
Liquor Law Disciplinary Referrals 2017 561 551 3 0 564 0
2016 314 294 0 0 314 0
2015 547 547 0 0 547 0
Drug-Related Disciplinary Referrals 2017 51 49 0 0 51 0
2016 22 22 0 0 22 0
2015 75 75 0 0 75 0
Weapon Disciplinary Referrals 2017 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hate Crimes 2017 No hate crimes reported
2016 No hate crimes reported
2015 No hate crimes reported
  1. These numbers represent corrected stats
  2. In 2017, an individual reported to University Police that they had been raped approximately 51 separate times over the course of a relationship. Pursuant to the Clery Act requirements, the university must include all of these reported incidents in the crime statistics for the year the incidents were reported. In addition, Clery requires that these incidents also be counted as incidents of dating violence.
As a courtesy to students living and working in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area, outside the University’s defined Clery geography, the University includes certain statistics for these larger geographic areas. These statistics are not required by the Clery Act and include crimes that did not occur within defined Clery geography.

Statistics provided by Carrboro Police Department for all of the Town of Carrboro
Clery Crime 2017 2016 2015
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 1
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0
Rape 2 5 5
Incest & Statutory Rape 0 0 0
Robbery 9 6 15
Aggravated Assault 29 27 24
Burglary 92 89 149
Motor Vehicle Theft 14 8 14
Arson 1 3 0
Dating/Domestic Violence 219 157 283
Stalking 4 3 7
Liquor Law Arrests 88 2 109
Drug-Related Arrests 88 105 94
Weapons Arrests 9 112 5
**NC Law does not distinguish between dating and domestic violence.
Statistics provided by Chapel Hill Police Department for all of the Town of Chapel Hill
Clery Crime 2017 2016 2015
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 1 5
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0
Rape 9 17 13
Incest & Statutory Rape 1 0 1
Robbery 51 34 30
Aggravated Assault 40 57 32
Burglary 288 290 322
Motor Vehicle Theft 67 73 56
Arson 7 4 3
Dating/Domestic Violence 113 505 433
Stalking 11 18 12
Liquor Law Arrests 43 158 178
Drug-Related Arrests 197 195 155
Weapons Arrests 43 23 26
**NC Law does not distinguish between dating and domestic violence.