Cumberland University reported no crimes in several categories in the recently released Tennessee Bureau of Investigation 2018 Crime on Campus report.
The report highlighted the nature, volume and extent of reported crime on Tennessee higher education campuses during 2018.
Cumberland had 13 incidents in 2018 — one incident each for rape, arson and larceny, two incidents of intimidation (assault) and destruction of properties and six incidents of burglary.
The university had 10 security personnel in 2018, which patrolled the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week on rotating shifts.
The university also utilizes Campus Watch, which is an anonymous tip line for students, faculty and staff.
“This report will hopefully assist law enforcement, institution administrations, and government officials in planning their efforts in the fight against crime and continue to create an awareness that crime exists as a threat in our communities,” TBI Director David Rausch said. “The threats to society by criminal activity must be addressed by efforts from all law-abiding citizens, as well as law enforcement agencies.”
Crime reported by Tennessee colleges and universities decreased by 15.5 percent from 2017 to 2018, with 5,357 reported incidents. Theft/larceny made up 28.7 percent of those incidents.
Drugs and drug equipment violations decreased by 9.7 percent in 2018, and non-consensual sexual offenses decreased by 17.8 percent at the state’s colleges and universities.
Reported drunkenness incidents decreased by 29.3 percent, while DUI offenses decreased by 35 percent.