Disclosure of Safety Policies and Annual Crime Statistics

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The information contained in this document was prepared under the guidelines established by 20 United States Code, section 1092(f), known as the “Jeanne Clery, Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act,” (The Clery Act) and the Code of Federal Regulations. The information represents a general description of Scottsdale Community College’s security/safety policies and programs, and the crime statistics for the most recent calendar year and the two preceding calendar years; however, the information is not intended to serve as a contractual agreement between the college and the recipient. This document may be viewed by scrolling down.


If you have concerns or need more information about security policies and safety at Scottsdale Community College, please contact the Commander of Public Safety at (480) 423-6510.


SCC Department of Public Safety, under direction of the Police Commander, has the responsibility of gathering the data used to prepare the annual campus Security Report. The data is obtained from reports made to SCC Public Safety, the Salt River Police Department, the Scottsdale Police Department and College Security Authorities. Campus crime data is gathered the same day that it is reported. Data is obtained annually from the Salt River Police Department, the Scottsdale Police Department and compared with the data gathered at the college. The resulting data is used to prepare the annual crime statistics report.

The statistics listed below, were gathered in accordance with the guidelines established under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. §1092(f)) (The Clery Act). The crime definitions outlined in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Incident Based Reporting System, as modified by the Hate Crime Statistics Act, were utilized in compiling the numbers.

View the Annual Campus Safety and Crime Report.

Location Definitions:

On Campus: Buildings or property that is owned or controlled by the institution, that is within the same reasonable contiguous geographic are and used in direct support of in in a manner related to the institution’s educational purpose.

Non-Campus Building or Property: Buildings or property that is owned or controlled by the institution, that is used in direct support of or in relation to the institution’s educational purposes, that is frequently used by students, and is NOT within the same reasonable contiguous geographic area of the institution (is not part of the core campus).

Public Property: All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

The college interprets “On Public Property” to mean all of Chaparral Road up to the far curb on the south; to the property line (farm fields) on the east and north; and to the east freeway fencing on the west. No sidewalks exist on the perimeter of the campus.

Sex offender registry information is not maintained by SCC Public Safety. Law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained by visiting iCrimeWatch.

Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Negligent Manslaughter: Killing of another person through gross negligence

Forcible Sex Offenses: Any sexual act (forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, forcible fondling) or an attempted sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that persons will, or not forcibly or against the persons will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

Non-Forcible Sex Offense: Unlawful non-forcible sexual intercourse (incest, statutory rape).

Robbery: The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack by one person on 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.

Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure (excluding a vehicle) to commit a felony or a theft.

Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Arson: Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Weapons Law Violations: The violations of laws or ordinances dealing with weapons offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; alien possession of deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Larceny (Theft): The unlawful taking, carrying, leading or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another

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); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).

Liquor Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor, drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned (drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition).

Hate Crimes: A criminal offense committed against a person or property which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offenders bias.