Crime Statistics

YEAR 2013 2012 2011
Type of Incident # of
Incidents
Where Incident
Occurred
# of
Incidents
Where Incident
Occurred
# of
Incidents
Where Incident
Occurred
Homicide - Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0     0  
Homicide - Negligent Manslaughter 0   0   0  
Sex Offenses - Forcible     0  
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible 0      
Robbery 0   0   0  
Aggravated Assault     0  
Burglary   0   0  
Motor Vehicle Theft 0   0   0  
Arson 0   0   0  
Liquor Law Violations 0   0   0  
Drug Law Violations 0   0   0  
Illegal Weapons Possession 0   0   0  
Hate Crimes - Race 0   0   0  
Hate Crimes - Gender 0   0   0  
Hate Crimes - Religion 0   0   0  
Hate Crimes - Sexual Orientation 0   0   0  
Hate Crimes - Ethnicity 0   0   0  
Hate Crimes - Disability 0   0   0  

A copy of the annual crime statistic report that was sent to the Department of Education can be obtained at the RVCC Student Services office.

The crime rate is calculated by dividing the number of incidents reported by the campus population. For definitions of above crimes and other information, please visit the Security on Campus, Inc. Web Site at: http://www.securityoncampus.org.

* Violations are on campus and subject to college disciplinary action/judicial referral.

** Crimes in which victims are selected because of actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.

If a crime has been committed it must be reported as to the specific location. The following codes will indicate the campus location and be listed in ( ) next to the type and number of crimes:

(A) = on campus; 
(B) = in or near a non-campus building or property; 
(C) = public property; 
(D) = dormitory or other residential facility.

Recent amendments to the Campus Security Act, a federal law that requires colleges and universities to annually compile and publish crime statistics for their campuses and certain other areas, require that "campus security authorities" report crime statistics for inclusion in the college's Annual Security Report. If you are listed below in the distribution list, then you are a "campus security authority" as that term has been defined by the United States Department of Education. "Campus security authorities" are defined by position as "an official of the institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activity, and any individual or organization specified in the statement of campus security policy as one to which students and employees should report criminal offenses".

This includes advisors to student organizations, athletic team coaches, members of campus safety, and offices within Student and Academic Affairs, with the exception of health and counseling services. Because of the law's complex reporting requirements, students need to report emergencies, crimes or acts of violation of rules, regulations or laws to the Student Services Office. An incident report must be completed by the student regarding any emergency, crime or violation of law occurring on campus. Annually, through a campus safety and security brochure, the student handbook, and other college publications and resources, the Student Services Office distributes information regarding crime prevention tips and existing counseling, mental health, and other services to students, both on campus and within the local community.

The following list of crimes (and their definitions) are those which are required to be reported to the United States Department of Education (crime definitions from the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook).

  • Hate Crimes Involving Bodily Injury: a hate crime is any crime manifesting evidence that the victim was selected because of the victim's actual or perceived race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity/national origin, or disability.
  • Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter: the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. NOTE: Deaths caused by negligence, attempts to kill, assaults to kill, suicides, accidental deaths, and justifiable homicides are excluded.
  • Negligent Manslaughter: the killing of another person through gross negligence.
  • Robbery: the taking or attempting to take anything from value of the care, custody or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by puffing the victim in fear.
  • 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. It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife or other weapon is used which could or probably would result in a serious potential injury if the crime were successfully completed.
  • Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or a felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classified as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access, even though the vehicles are later abandoned - including joy riding).
  • Arson: The willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, or personal property of another kind.
  • Weapon Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
  • Drug Abuse Violations: violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone's); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).
  • Liquor Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinance prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)

Sex Offenses Definitions from the National Incident-Based Reporting System Edition of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program

Sex Offenses - Forcible: Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

  • Forcible Rape: The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against the person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).
  • Forcible Sodomy: Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
  • Sexual Assault With An Object: The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
  • Forcible Fondling: The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or, not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.

Sex Offenses- Nonforcible: Unlawful, nonforcible sexual intercourse.

  • Incest: Nonforcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
  • Statutory Rape: Nonforcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. Age of consent in NH - (under the age of 16, unless that person is the other person's legal spouse - NH RSA 632- A:3). Relationships which constitute incest (ancestor, descendant, brother or sister, of the whole or half blood, or an uncle, aunt, nephew or niece; The relationships referred to herein include blood relationships without regard to legitimacy, stepchildren, and relationships of parent and child by adoption NH RSA 639-A:2.).