The University of California, Santa Barbara campus safety report entitled, "Dedicated to the Safety of Our Community" is published annually to provide safety policies, information, and statistics to its community and to prospective students and employees. Statistics on the reported occurrences of criminal activity are made public in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (formerly the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act).
For more information on this act and information regarding campus security and personal safety—including topics such as crime prevention, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, missing students and emergency notification policies, registered sex offender information, and other matters of importance related to security on campus—visit the UCSB Division of Student Affairs website. This website also contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UCSB, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
This information is required by law, provided by the Office of Student Life and the campus police department, and upholds the campus belief that a well-informed community is better served and safer. UCSB makes continual efforts to reduce campus crime and supports a reporting philosophy that encourages victims or witnesses to report all incidents immediately to either the UCSB Police or anonymously to a campus security authority. However, in cases of sexual assault, the university recognizes that reporting to law enforcement is a personal decision and respects the right of the survivor to make that decision.