The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the University of Arkansas at Monticello released crime statistics reports this year that include the categories of stalking, dating violence and domestic violence for the first time.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the University of Arkansas at Monticello released crime statistics reports this year that include the categories of stalking, dating violence and domestic violence for the first time.


UAPB Police Chief Maxcie Thomas provided the Crime Index Offense Recap Report and the 2014 Campus Safety and Security Survey. Universities are required to record and make public their crime statistics in accordance with the Clery Act. The categories of stalking, dating violence and domestic violence were added in accordance with an expansion to the act.


"We started categorizing these crimes after President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorizing Act, which added to the Clery Act," Thomas said. "We have always taken domestic violence seriously and investigated reports of domestic violence."


UAPB did not record any reports of stalking, dating violence or domestic violence in 2013. UAPB enrolls about 2,529 students.


"Nevertheless, we still had laws pertaining to domestic violence," Thomas said. "We simply did not have those categories specified in the report. We have had very few incidents of domestic violence on campus."


The UAPB crime report revealed one negligent manslaughter occurred off-campus in 2013; one forcible sex offense; two robberies; five burglaries; two aggravated assaults; and four drug arrests occurred on campus.


The University of Arkansas at Monticello compiles crime statistics from its Department of Public Safety, the Monticello Police Department, the Drew County Sheriff’s Office and Campus Security Authorities. The report is dated Oct. 1, 2014, and covers the years 2011 to 2013. UAM enrolls about 3,854 students.


According to the report, UAM had three instances of domestic violence, one instance of dating violence and no instances of stalking in 2013.


UAM reported 28 instances of larceny/theft in 2013, compared to 25 in 2012 and 39 in 2011. UAM reported 12 burglaries in 2013, compared with 10 in 2012 and four in 2011. UAM reported one aggravated assault in 2013, compared with two in 2012 and 0 in 2011.


UAM reported one motor vehicle theft in 2013, the same as in 2012 and 2011.


UAM did not have any reports of murder, negligent homicide, forcible sex offenses, non-forcible sex offenses, robbery or arson in 2013.


There were three arrests at UAM in 2013: two for drug crimes and one for a weapon crime, according to the report.