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Indiana State 2017 crime statistics released

October 1, 2018

Indiana State University has released the 2017 summary of reportable crimes and offenses on campus property.

"Creating and maintaining a safe campus environment for students, employees, alumni and visitors of Indiana State is what's most important to us," said Joe Newport, director of public safety and university police chief. "Our goals are principles of responsibility and respect. These values are essential to our community and serve as the foundation for success and productivity."

Definitional changes for what property is classified as being on campus caused an increase for some reporting categories. Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education calls for counting any housing facility within one mile of campus that the university owns or controls as on-campus. As a result, University Apartments Units 1-4 and University Apartments North have been reclassified from the category of non-campus housing to on-campus.

The latest crime statistics reflect the current crime reporting guidelines as outlined in The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting. The report is required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires U.S. colleges and universities to disclose information about campus crime.

Non-campus property is defined as any property owned or controlled by a student organization or locations visited by students for school sponsored trips such as athletic events or study abroad.

To read the full report, go to


Contact: Chief Joe Newport of the Indiana State University Police, 812-237-4018 or