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How safe is Fort Lewis College?

Crime data analysis finds high numbers in some areas
Sgt. Brett Deming is a 13-year veteran of the Fort Lewis College Police Department. A look into the college’s crime data revealed some areas are higher than other state campuses, but officials say it’s because of strict reporting requirements.
Seventeen security call boxes are available on Fort Lewis College’s campus. Students can use them in emergencies. Their presence exhibit the college’s efforts to make the campus safe.
One of seventeen security call boxes on the Fort Lewis College campus.
Sgt. Brett Deming, a 13-year veteran of the Fort Lewis College Police Department, makes his rounds.
Sgt. Brett Deming, a 13-year veteran of the Fort Lewis College Police Department, makes his rounds on the FLC campus.
Sgt. Brett Deming of the Fort Lewis College Police Department talks recently with Randy Willis in the Student Union Building.
Sgt. Brett Deming of the Fort Lewis College Police Department talks with freshmen Zach Solaas, left, and Neil Klene in their dormitory recently.
Sgt. Brett Deming, a 13-year veteran of the Fort Lewis College Police Department, makes his rounds on the FLC campus.
How the analysis was conducted

All colleges and universities that participate in federal financial-aid programs are required to keep and disclose crime statistics as part of the federal Clery Act, enacted in 1990.
The law is named for Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old freshman who in 1986 was raped and murdered in her residence hall at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.
Among the offenses tracked by the annual report are homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, arsons, motor-vehicle thefts, liquor-law violations, drug-law violations and illegal-weapon possession.
The U.S. Department of Education makes 10 years of reports available online.
For this story, The Durango Herald compiled 10 years’ worth of statistical information to compare colleges across Colorado. The analysis was limited to public, four-year schools that offer student residential housing, similar to Fort Lewis College. This resulted in a comparison of 10 colleges.
For each school, annual statistics were added by category, divided by 10 (the number of years), divided by the average institution size and multiplied by 1,000 for the average annual number of violations per 1,000 students.

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Sgt. Brett Deming is a 13-year veteran of the Fort Lewis College Police Department. A look into the college’s crime data revealed some areas are higher than other state campuses, but officials say it’s because of strict reporting requirements.
Seventeen security call boxes are available on Fort Lewis College’s campus. Students can use them in emergencies. Their presence exhibit the college’s efforts to make the campus safe.
One of seventeen security call boxes on the Fort Lewis College campus.
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Sgt. Brett Deming, a 13-year veteran of the Fort Lewis College Police Department, makes his rounds.
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Sgt. Brett Deming, a 13-year veteran of the Fort Lewis College Police Department, makes his rounds on the FLC campus.
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Sgt. Brett Deming of the Fort Lewis College Police Department talks recently with Randy Willis in the Student Union Building.
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Sgt. Brett Deming of the Fort Lewis College Police Department talks with freshmen Zach Solaas, left, and Neil Klene in their dormitory recently.
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Sgt. Brett Deming, a 13-year veteran of the Fort Lewis College Police Department, makes his rounds on the FLC campus.
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