Johns Hopkins maintains a daily crime log to record all criminal incidents on campus or in Campus Security patrol area that are reported. These logs are archived and available for public inspection.
Crime Log case numbers do not run sequentially. Johns Hopkins Public Safety assigns a case number for all reportable activities, both criminal and non-criminal. Only case numbers generated for criminal activity are listed in the crime log.
Crimes are listed in chronological order for the last 60 days. The most recent crimes are at the bottom of the last page.
A hard copy of the Crime Log is available from Johns Hopkins Public Safety upon request. Requests can be made in person at 600 N. Wolfe St., Harvey 109, during normal business hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Note: Incidents with a case number that start with “CSA #-year” involve information received from the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Institutional Equity, or other University Administrators, who are defined by federal law as “Campus Security Authorities (CSA’s).” These administrators share non-identifying information, with JH Public Safety that is provided by the victim. In these incidents, the crime was reported directly to that CSA and not to JH Public Safety, therefore, it is not always possible to provide information regarding the five areas typically covered in the Crime Log, i.e., Nature/Classification (Crime), Date/Time Reported, Date/Time Occurred, General Location and Disposition. Because an official report was not filed, the disposition will be “Closed- Referred to DS/OIE” or “Closed-No Further Action.” These incidents are reported to JH Public Safety for statistical purposes and are posted to the Crime Log.
Note: Incidents with a case number that start with “BPD” involve crimes reported directly to the Baltimore Police Department, not to JH Public Safety. Because an official report was not filed with JH Public Safety, the disposition will be “Closed- BPD Investigation.” These incidents are reported to JH Public Safety for statistical purposes and are posted to the Crime Log.
For all other cases, the disposition of the case is listed. The disposition of the case provides information about the current status of a case or investigation. Visit our glossary for a complete definition of crime log dispositions.
According to Federal Law, an institution may withhold any of the required fields of entry, i.e. the nature, date, time, location and/or disposition if any of the following conditions apply:
- The disclosure is prohibited by law
- If disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim.
- If disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual
- If disclosure would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection
- If disclosure would result in the destruction of evidence