LRPD releases 2022 crime statistics in annual Clery Act

Even with an increase of in-person attendance, crime numbers remain low at ARC


The Clery Act was reported by the Los Rios Police Department, showing minimal crime throughout all American River College campuses. (Photo via Pexels)

The Los Rios Police Department released their annual Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime and Statistics Act —or Clery Act on Sept. 29, through an email sent to students and faculty. Even with an increase in in-person attendance for the fall semester, crime numbers at all American River College campuses remain low.

For ARC, the reported statistics show mostly consistent zeros for the last three years, which means that ARC has had little to no crime during the time reported.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and lowered attendance numbers, the statistics from 2022 are similar to 2019, which was the last full year of having students at full capacity.

This also includes the Mather and Natomas campuses.

LRPD Chief of Police Larry Savidge says he doesn’t expect any change in those numbers. 

“I don’t expect there to be any significant spike in crime, the numbers aren’t going to be like they were since so many people are taking online courses,” Savidge said.

Though the Clery Act shows little to no reported crime on campus, there has been a rise of conflict in classrooms.

“There are some increased behavior issues because people were unsocialized during COVID, but nothing that would be serious enough to be included in statistics,” Savidge said. 

The Clery Act is a Federal Law that became an official law in 1990.

The law came about after a Leigh University student, Jeanne Clery, was murdered in her dorm room in 1986. All public and private institutions of post-secondary education such as universities and trade schools that participate in federal student aid programs have to report their crime statistics annually by Oct. 1.