Statistics and Reporting

The University of Kansas has a responsibility to be transparent and share information to help current students, parents, faculty, staff and visitors, as well as prospective students, parents and employees, assess the safety of our campus.

KU leaders and the KU Police Department take this responsibility seriously, and the university reports crime and safety data through a variety of offices and channels. If you cannot find specific information you're seeking, please contact us at 785-864-5900 or

Current Crime Alerts:

Sexual Battery reported near KU campus - 09/15/2021


Annual Crime Statistics:

KU Police Department criminal offenses reported past 10 years.

The University of Kansas strives to be transparent and inform the community accurately about crime statistics on or near campus. The disclosure of crime statistics in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) may differ from the crime statistics disclosed by the KU Police Department. These differences are the result of the following:

  • The classification of crimes in the ASFSR use the Uniform Crime Reporting system. The KU Police Department use state and local statutes to classify crimes.
  • The crime statistics listed in the ASFSR are collected from a wide range of stakeholders including, but not limited to, campus police, Title IX, campus security authorities, local police departments, etc. KU Police Department statistics record only crimes that were reported directly to them.


Use of Force Summaries:

Our office reports all use of force summaries by year.  

The Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics. The Clery Act requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to maintain and annually disclose campus crime statistics and security information, as well as details about institutional efforts to improve campus safety.

The Clery Act requires disclosure in four general categories:

  • Criminal homicide: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, manslaughter by negligence
  • Sexual assault: rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Arson

Any of the above mentioned offenses, and any incidents of:

  • Larceny-theft
  • Simple assault
  • Intimidation
  • Destruction/damage/vandalism of property
  • Domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Stalking
  • Weapons law violations
  • Drug abuse violations
  • Liquor law violations

Additional Reports

Media Reporting

The University Daily Kansan, Lawrence Journal World, The Lawrence TimesKISS-FM, KLWN and KUJH routinely contact the department for information regarding incidents that occur on campus.

Media can request crime reports or other information by contacting us at 785-864-5900 or