The following are statistics relating to incidents occurring on all campuses and sites operated by Coastal Alabama Community College for the academic years 2015-2017. For the purposes of this report, the definitions expressed below shall apply. These definitions are consistent with those used by the U.S. Department of Justice in the Uniform Crime Reports published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The classification by the College of any criminal offense which occurs on campus shall be based on its designation by the investigating law enforcement agency, as opposed to the determination of a court, medical examiner, coroner, jury, or other judicial body.
a. Murder (including non-negligent manslaughter) is the willful killing of one human being by another. Not included in this classification are deaths caused by negligence, suicide, accident, or justifiable homicide, attempted murder and assault to murder shall also be excluded, but will be classified as “aggravated assaults” as defined below.
b. Rape is the carnal knowledge of a male or female forcibly and against his or her will. Assaults or attempts to commit rape by force or threat of force are also included; however, statutory rape and other sex offenses are excluded from this classification.
c. Robbery is 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.
d. Motor Vehicle Theft is defined as the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. This offense includes stealing of automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, motorscooters, snowmobiles, etc. It does not include the taking for temporary use by a person having lawful access to the respective vehicle.
Arrest Statistics Relating to Alcohol, Drugs and Weapons
The arrest statistics stated in this section are subject to the following definitions:
- Arrest is the lawful detention by a person with arrest powers of a person for whom there is probable cause to believe violated one of the offenses covered in this section.
- A Liquor Law Violation is an act or omission committed in violation of an ordinance or statute designed to control the possession, sale, distribution, or usage of an alcoholic beverage or beverages.
- A Drug Abuse Violation is an act or omission committed in violation of an ordinance or statute designed to control the possession, sale, distribution, or usage of those items categorized as illicit drugs, controlled substances, or illegal drug paraphernalia.
- Weapons Possession shall be the illegal possession or control of an item designated as a “weapon” by ordinance, statute, or case law.